I haven't choice Triple Science so what science am I doing then?

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MrLloyd
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I have found this very confusing. I haven't choice triple science for my gsces so does that mean I am doing double/combined science? Also, would this mean I would have to pick which paper I do?
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Basically it means you have to do chemisty, biology and physics and at the end you get two grades its either a 33 34 44 45 55 56 66 67 ... You still have to do all 3 papers but tehres less content and its an easier paper and shorter.
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Hey there!

If you can get in contact your teachers, it'll be most useful to ask them, as this might not be 100% accurate (I don't know what exam board you're with, for example).

Here's what I'm assuming (having done GCSE combined science myself)...

- if you don't do triple science, you do Combined Science.
- I don't think you choose what paper you do, but this might be because of my exam board. For AQA Combined Science Trilogy, we had to do all papers. 2 Chemistry, 2 Physics, 2 Biology, and the overall grade was the average of these 6 grades.
- you get a different sort of grade in combined science, you get 2 grades.
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Normally if you don't do "triple science" (i.e. one GCSE for each science), you will do the double award combined science, which covers all three sciences and awards two GCSEs. You just do each in a little less detail than you would in triple science.
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If you haven't been given a choice for Science there are a few options:

  1. Your school does not offer separate Sciences, in which case you will be doing Combined Science ( a double GCSE that is a mix of all 3 Sciences)
  2. Your school starts everyone on Combined Science and then selects/offers people for triple later.
  3. Everyone does triple (rare and most likely at a grammar school)
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