GCSE Science (Single Award)

GCSE Science (Single Award)

GCSE Science (Single Award)

GCSE Science (Single Award)

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GCSE Science (Single Award)

In GCSE Science (Single Award), students take part in activities that stimulate their interest in, and enthusiasm for, science. We set activities in context so that students can relate them to their everyday lives, evaluate evidence collected or researched, and understand the implications of science on society.

Through studying GCSE Science (Single Award), students acquire knowledge and understanding of:

  • how science works;
  • how it benefits mankind; and
  • the drawbacks of science and scientific and technological advances.

Students learn about environmental issues of local, national and international concern. They develop research skills as they use electronic and traditional sources of information to research topics of scientific interest. Students also make use of ICT to analyse data and present the findings of their investigations.