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ZeddyZZ
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Hi,

Currently at my school I have been given a chance to do Triple Science. What I wanted to know is, is it worth taking it and is there any point. I'm not sure if it's really worth it since I don't want to become a GP or a doctor. I'm still doing my double science GCSE course but my teacher has given me chance to do triple science aswell. Is it more work and more hassle? Will it benefit me in the future?

Any advice would be appreciated

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You need to go to extra lessons that's all. Take it if you enjoy science or need it for later, otherwise leave it
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to be honest its not that much more work and i think that you could easily get A* A* A* think about it if you do well you have 3 great grades in the bag =)
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I think you should do triple science regardless of whether or not you want a career in Medicine. Most of my friends who did dual science by the end of the course wished that they did triple science because it's only one more module per subject as opposed to learning a whole new subject, such as History or Geography. However, if science is not your best subject and you don't enjoy it, then just stick to dual award, in my opinion.
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Do you by any chance know what exam board it would be with?

E.g. AQA, OCR, Edexcel etc.
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Depends if you enjoy Science. It's only 3 more papers and another CAU, hardly an overload.
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Theres more to science than medicine, by the way.

Triple science is a must in my eyes for anyone vaguely interested in sciences.
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(Original post by Melting Sugar.)
Do you by any chance know what exam board it would be with?

E.g. AQA, OCR, Edexcel etc.
I think it's AQA.


-Thanks guys for you advice.
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If you want to take a science to A level I highly recommend it. I did double science at GCSE and got an A. I took Biology onto A level and got a D, lol. A lot of the stuff we covered briefly/skimmed over had already been largely covered in triple science so I missed out
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I don't think it's worth it, I was offered five GCSEs in Science, but still stuck with double science. You only need double for AS Levels, and good grades in two GCSEs will be better than alright grades in more.
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Well, idk, I didn't have to do any extra lessons and I did fine in it. It wasn't actually that much more work, and if you're smart you just might as well.
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(Original post by Indeed.)
I don't think it's worth it, I was offered five GCSEs in Science, but still stuck with double science. You only need double for AS Levels, and good grades in two GCSEs will be better than alright grades in more.
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You're obviously capable so just do it

Science at GCSE wasn't really difficult. Piss easy imo.
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(Original post by Crushy)
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Core, Additional, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. It involved retaking dozens of modules.
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If you are good at science, you may do better with the separate sciences than take riskier and harder subjects. You don't need separate for A levels, but I think it helps.
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I'm doing the triple science award this year, and so far I'm managing it fine. The benefits are that you get an extra GCSE and a better understanding of an extra aspect of Science which is good. The down side is that it is really fast paced, if you are someone that can cope with that sort of work then great, but if not you might want to think again. But in my view, I would do it, another GCSE in the bag isn't a bad thing...perhaps I'm slightly bias because I want a career in science :o:
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If you're with AQA, definately do it.
I don't want to offend, but it is so easy because of how it is split up into modules.

The first modules are multiple choice! My friend got these results:
Biology: A* C
Chemistry: C A*
Physics: A E

As you can see, he GUESSED. The first modules are split into two 1/2 hour exams worth 12.5% of the entire GCSE each. You can guess and recieve a whole 25% of your GCSE if you're lucky!

Unit 2 is the hardest. It's got the most work but really, it's still easy to memorise the stuff.

Unit 3 is like an extended version on some of the topics in unit 1 and 2, with a little more thrown in. Small amount to memorise.

DO IT.
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Yeah it's not that much work, and i would definitely prefer to have three seperate sciences! I did it and got an easy A* and 2 As, without that much revision. The only thing to watch out for though is the cw! But i was on OCR so yours might be different.

Good luck with whatever you decide!

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(Original post by AnonyMatt)
If you're with AQA, definately do it.
I don't want to offend, but it is so easy because of how it is split up into modules.

The first modules are multiple choice! My friend got these results:
Biology: A* C
Chemistry: C A*
Physics: A E

As you can see, he GUESSED. The first modules are split into two 1/2 hour exams worth 12.5% of the entire GCSE each. You can guess and recieve a whole 25% of your GCSE if you're lucky!

Unit 2 is the hardest. It's got the most work but really, it's still easy to memorise the stuff.

Unit 3 is like an extended version on some of the topics in unit 1 and 2, with a little more thrown in. Small amount to memorise.

DO IT.
Actually, it depends on what the school has decided as to whether the modules are multiple choice or not. I didn't do further science, but people who did had 1 extra written paper. [And this is with AQA btw]. But if you enjoy science, no matter what your thinking of doing in the future, go ahead and do the further science.
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It's not required for anything, but if you enjoy science and feel you could do well, then you might as well.

I'd have liked to do triple, but my school didn't offer it.
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