Single/double/triple award GCSE science. What did you do?Watch
i did double award however i had three seperate papers for biology chemistry and physics
I would have preferred to have done the triple in one sense, that is, a weakness in one science (namely Biology), wouldn't count against ability in others. However, with the double, you at least have a mechanism of compensation.
I got A* A* at double, and would have probably been able to get A* A* A (Biology for the A) in triple.
My school offered double award to most people, and gave the really thick ones "single science with agricultural studies" ... that must've been awful! Needless to say I did the double award and got a A*A*. The course was the SEG (a division of AQA) modular course. You sat 9 multiple choice papers, 4 in y10 and 5 in y11 with two written exams at the end of y11 and a bio, chem and physics coursework... quite thorough...
Those faffy 18 question multi choice papers were quite noddy weren't they. There was always at least one answer for each question you could eliminate, and the questions in the end weren't that varied.
The coursework wasn't too bad, our teachers were quite helpful with it anyway - it was out of 24, and I think I got 23, if not 24.
The final two papers, 2 hours each? By the time you sat them you had half of the value of each of your two grades in the bag.
It has to be said, "agricultural studies" ? Does that translate to field trips to Derbyshire and Wales for varying run ins with sheep ?! Externally marked practical indeed !
(Apologies to ickle_katy - from across the 7)