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What do the Science Awards mean at GCSE?

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    Hey guys,

    I'm an international student and I'm doing my A-levels in the UK. I've been looking at some of the entry requirements on university websites and I see terms like "double award science" etc. What do these mean? Does triple award mean you do all 3 sciences (Phy, Chem, Bio) at GCSE, double award means you do 2, so on and so forth? Thanks!
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    (Original post by rosemondtan)
    Hey guys,

    I'm an international student and I'm doing my A-levels in the UK. I've been looking at some of the entry requirements on university websites and I see terms like "double award science" etc. What do these mean? Does triple award mean you do all 3 sciences (Phy, Chem, Bio) at GCSE, double award means you do 2, so on and so forth? Thanks!
    Double award= 3 sciences examined but 2 qualifications out the end.
    Triple award= 1 GCSE per science awarded

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    (Original post by DreamlinerFinder)
    Double award= 3 sciences examined but 2 qualifications out the end.
    Triple award= 1 GCSE per science awarded

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    Thanks! What are single award sciences then?
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    (Original post by rosemondtan)
    Thanks! What are single award sciences then?
    I'm not fully sure but just 1 science on its own or a Science GCSE
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    (Original post by DreamlinerFinder)
    I'm not fully sure but just 1 science on its own or a Science GCSE
    It's cool, thanks for your help!
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    (Original post by rosemondtan)
    Hey guys,

    I'm an international student and I'm doing my A-levels in the UK. I've been looking at some of the entry requirements on university websites and I see terms like "double award science" etc. What do these mean? Does triple award mean you do all 3 sciences (Phy, Chem, Bio) at GCSE, double award means you do 2, so on and so forth? Thanks!
    Triple science award is 3 GCSE's Bio Chem Phys
    Double award is 2 GCSE's core science and additional science.
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    (Original post by Oxidation)
    Triple science award is 3 GCSE's Bio Chem Phys
    Double award is 2 GCSE's core science and additional science.
    what are single award sciences?
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    (Original post by rosemondtan)
    Thanks! What are single award sciences then?
    it is mandatory that students at GCSE level do triple or double, single award science is not available.
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    (Original post by rosemondtan)
    what are single award sciences?
    Probably only 1 GCSE.
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    (Original post by Oxidation)
    Probably only 1 GCSE.
    This is weird because I didn't actually do GCSEs, but I did an equivalent of physics and chemistry but not biology. What will this be counted as in the UK system?
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    (Original post by KnowledgeIsBest)
    it is mandatory that students at GCSE level do triple or double, single award science is not available.
    If I did an equivalent qualification of just physics and chemistry but not biology, what award would that translate to in the context of the UK?
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    (Original post by rosemondtan)
    This is weird because I didn't actually do GCSEs, but I did an equivalent of physics and chemistry but not biology. What will this be counted as in the UK system?
    Depending on where you want to do A-Levels ask them if they would take you for the sciences. I think you have to have studied biology at a foundation level in order to carry on in higher levels like A-Level.
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    (Original post by Oxidation)
    Depending on where you want to do A-Levels ask them if they would take you for the sciences. I think you have to have studied biology at a foundation level in order to carry on in higher levels like A-Level.
    Oh I am currently doing my A-levels, I'm in my A2 year! I realised I didn't have a GCSE biology grade so I sat the AS Reformed exam and got an A, hopefully to make up for it. I was just wondering what it's counted as if you only do physics and chemistry at GCSE?
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    (Original post by rosemondtan)
    Oh I am currently doing my A-levels, I'm in my A2 year! I realised I didn't have a GCSE biology grade so I sat the AS Reformed exam and got an A, hopefully to make up for it. I was just wondering what it's counted as if you only do physics and chemistry at GCSE?
    It does count so I wouldn't worry about it then.
 
 
 
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