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Start date: 01/09/2018 - SGS Filton
End date: 31/07/2019
Duration: 1 Year
Course length: 1 year
Qualifications: GCSE
Code: 77844
Cost: N/A

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GCSE Trilogy Science

Full time course


GCSE Triology Science is a qualification that covers key concepts of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. It is assessed over six examinations and is equivalent to two GCSEs in Science. Biological concepts covered include cell biology, inheritance, evolution and infection. The chemistry aspect of the course focuses on fundamentals, such as atomic structure and the periodic table as well as bonding, chemical change and analsysis of substances and the atmosphere. Physics covers core principles, such as energy and electricity, forces, waves and magnetism. GCSE trilogy is aimed towards those who want to gain further scientific understanding as a platform for a career in a science-related post.

What will I study?

The GCSE course may be subject to change, but currently involves:

  • Animal and plant cells, organs and organisms
  • Genetics, inheritance and evolution
  • Mechanisms of reproduction and inheritance
  • Metabolism and cellular processes
  • Atoms, molecules and structures
  • Acids, bases, salts and electrolysis
  • Forces, motion and energy
  • Electricity and electrical circuits
  • Radiation and nuclear.

What do I need to join?

You will be expected to have previously obtained a grade D/3 in Science.

How long is the course?

1 year.

How will I learn?

You will attend classes and participate in practical and theoretical activities, supported by independent study at home using the course textbook and online resources.

How will I know how I am doing?

You will be set targets for the year. Online assessments will also help you track your own progress. There will be two formal written exams as well as an Investigative Skills Assessment (ISA), which forms 25% of the overall assessment.

What can I do next?

GCSEs provide an excellent foundation to progress into both technical and academic pathways as well as being seen by employers as a key qualification for progressing in the workplace. After GCSEs, many of our students go on to study A Levels and Level 3 vocational programmes at SGS. Entry onto the GCSE Plus Programme will be assessed on an individual basis at an interview and all applicants will undertake initial assessments in English, maths and science.


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Dates & Costs

GCSE Trilogy Science

Start date: 01/09/2018
End date: 31/07/2019
Duration: 1 Year
Course length: 1 year
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: GCSE
Code: 77844

Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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