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Triple science gsce help

Hello, I have been offered Triple Science (only a few have been offered in the year) and I would like to choose this a GCSE option. However, I am interested into Computer Science, History and French and since my school has put me on the prestigious pathway I have to only choose 3 options (including one option from the EBACC) whereas the others have been put on the pathway that can choose 4 subjects. I would like to know how many of my choices does Triple Science count as so that I know which of the other options that I should dispose of.


P.S-- I have asked my teachers but each of the answers vary and some are unsure!
Triple Science is three seperate GCSE's so I would say it would take up three of your choices.
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You get 3 GCSEs out of doing triple science. There's quite a lot of content to remember and the goes into A level a bit.
If you're not really interested in doing triple science and have a passion for another subject, do that, or you might regret :smile:
Also consider if doing triple science will benefit you more than doing the other subjects you want to do, for example, if you want to so a science at A level it will help, or if your future career choice is to do with science it will help too
Original post by KingKoala
Triple Science is three seperate GCSE's so I would say it would take up three of your choices.


oh my...
Original post by Mayhem™
oh my...


He wasn't sure how many of his options triple science would have made up, therefore I thought he didn't know it was three separate GCSEs...
nah it takes up one choice. the option slots basically mean how many lessons you will have timetabled for that option, there are already 4 or 5 lessons timetabled for science, so taking triple is one option as it just gives you 2 extra lessons.

no idea where everyone else has these dumb ideas from, of course science doesn't take up 3 options lmfao
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Original post by caitlinford3
nah it takes up one choice. the option slots basically mean how many lessons you will have timetabled for that option, there are already 4 or 5 lessons timetabled for science, so taking triple is one option as it just gives you 2 extra lessons.

no idea where everyone else has these dumb ideas from, of course science doesn't take up 3 options lmfao


Thank you so much for your help :smile:
triple science in my school doesn't take up any options it just replaces regular science.
For me Triple science counted as 1 option :smile:


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Original post by studentfeed
Hello, I have been offered Triple Science (only a few have been offered in the year) and I would like to choose this a GCSE option. However, I am interested into Computer Science, History and French and since my school has put me on the prestigious pathway I have to only choose 3 options (including one option from the EBACC) whereas the others have been put on the pathway that can choose 4 subjects. I would like to know how many of my choices does Triple Science count as so that I know which of the other options that I should dispose of.


P.S-- I have asked my teachers but each of the answers vary and some are unsure!


Hi, I've recently chosen triple science as a GCSE. It only counts as one of your choices however, at the end of the course, you come out with 3 seperate GCSEs for Biology, Physics & Chemistry. I hope this is helpful!!
GCSE Triple Science takes up one option but gives you three separate qualifications
combined science is 2 GCSE's, Triple is 3. as science is compulsory, choosing triple only takes up 1 choice. And depending on what your school says, for triple, you can do separate tiers for each science. e.g, if you struggle with Physics in particular, you may be able to do Foundation for physics, but still do Higher for Biology and Chemistry, which could be better if you want higher grades in two, but struggle in one.
In essence, I treat them as 3 separate subjects, rather than one for combined science (which combines your marks across all 6 papers and gives you 2 grades shown as 5-6 for example).
hope this helps.
Original post by glowanti
nah it takes up one choice. the option slots basically mean how many lessons you will have timetabled for that option, there are already 4 or 5 lessons timetabled for science, so taking triple is one option as it just gives you 2 extra lessons.

no idea where everyone else has these dumb ideas from, of course science doesn't take up 3 options lmfao


for me, it took up 1 option, but we have 5 extra lessons, which unequally split my lessons into 4 for Chemistry, 4 for Biology, and 5 for Physics. I really don't like physics, so sucks for me. I guess it's different based on the school you go to.

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