Combined science or triple science

Watch this thread
tae155
Badges: 15
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#1
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#1
I'm not sure whether to take combined science or triple science as I am homeschooling. I'm not very good at chemistry but i'm alright at bio and physics. I don't intend to go into anything science or medical related. I wanted some advice in regards to whether there was much difference in difficulty. Or is there a lot of advantage in taking triple science as it counts as one more gcse.
0
reply
username3539714
Badges: 21
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#2
Report 1 year ago
#2
Take Combined Science, it's easier and won't make a difference in the future
2
reply
username4910484
Badges: 21
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#3
Report 1 year ago
#3
(Original post by tae155)
I'm not sure whether to take combined science or triple science as I am homeschooling. I'm not very good at chemistry but i'm alright at bio and physics. I don't intend to go into anything science or medical related. I wanted some advice in regards to whether there was much difference in difficulty. Or is there a lot of advantage in taking triple science as it counts as one more gcse.
Why not indervidually take GCSE biology & physics but not chemistry.
As your not interested in a science career, only having bio and physics shouldn't hold you back at all.
Last edited by username4910484; 1 year ago
1
reply
Sumaiya_R
Badges: 10
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#4
Report 1 year ago
#4
(Original post by tae155)
I'm not sure whether to take combined science or triple science as I am homeschooling. I'm not very good at chemistry but i'm alright at bio and physics. I don't intend to go into anything science or medical related. I wanted some advice in regards to whether there was much difference in difficulty. Or is there a lot of advantage in taking triple science as it counts as one more gcse.
Hey I’ve been homeschooled and have done combined science. The content in combined science is less than in triple science. Also if you aren’t thinking of going on to study science at A-levels than you might as well take combined science...
1
reply
kerrisbailey03
Badges: 6
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#5
Report 1 year ago
#5
(Original post by tae155)
I'm not sure whether to take combined science or triple science as I am homeschooling. I'm not very good at chemistry but i'm alright at bio and physics. I don't intend to go into anything science or medical related. I wanted some advice in regards to whether there was much difference in difficulty. Or is there a lot of advantage in taking triple science as it counts as one more gcse.
i did t science and it also has nothing to do with what im doing in college (3 art subjects). if u think your chem isnt good, u can ask to do the lower paper for chem and still do higher papers for physics and bio, although i wouldnt suggest that. i got a 4 in my bio mock, they tried making me do the lower paper and i refused. i ended up getting a 6 in bio in the actual hthing

also, triple science looks v impressive on personal statements and cv's
1
reply
username4953776
Badges: 16
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#6
Report 1 year ago
#6
I swear u can't get higher than a 5 or 6 in combined science tho
0
reply
Eleanorkjackson
Badges: 8
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#7
Report 1 year ago
#7
Yes you can. You can get a 9 in combined higher science. It makes no difference
1
reply
kerrisbailey03
Badges: 6
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#8
Report 1 year ago
#8
(Original post by Anannaislam)
I swear u can't get higher than a 5 or 6 in combined science tho
you can get a nine in both. if youre talking about the lower paper, you cant get higher than a 5. but that lower paper is still triple science
0
reply
username4953776
Badges: 16
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#9
Report 1 year ago
#9
(Original post by kerrisbailey03)
you can get a nine in both. if youre talking about the lower paper, you cant get higher than a 5. but that lower paper is still triple science
Oh yh sorry I forgot
0
reply
PetitePanda
Badges: 22
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#10
Report 1 year ago
#10
(Original post by Sumaiya_R)
Hey I’ve been homeschooled and have done combined science. The content in combined science is less than in triple science. Also if you aren’t thinking of going on to study science at A-levels than you might as well take combined science...
You can still take a level science with combined science
1
reply
PetitePanda
Badges: 22
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#11
Report 1 year ago
#11
Combined science would be better for you if you dont have a great ability in a certain subject like I'm bad at biology but my chemistry and physics marks will balance that out and get a good mark so a 7-7 looks better than 577. I took combined and there isnt an advantage in take triple unless you want one more qualification, which is great for private students that need to pay for their exams and qualification but there's not much that 1 grade can be beneficial for tbh. There's not a lot of difference in combined and triple detail wise but I know that space in physics wasnt taught in combined but I wouldnt have needed to learn it if it wasnt a optional module for A level, my school picked due to that being their speciality.
0
reply
tae155
Badges: 15
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#12
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#12
Thank you to all the people who gave great advice. I think it does make more sense to take combined science. It was good to get advice tho.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Y13's - If you haven't confirmed your firm and insurance choices yet, why is that?

I am waiting until the deadline in case anything in my life changes (8)
22.86%
I am waiting until the deadline in case something else changes (e.g. exams/pandemic related concerns) (3)
8.57%
I am waiting until I can see the unis in person (4)
11.43%
I still have more questions before I make my decision (3)
8.57%
No reason, just haven't entered it yet (8)
22.86%
Something else (let us know in the thread!) (9)
25.71%

Watched Threads

View All