Combined Science explores physics , chemistry and biology.

The content is arranged into topics that bring together concepts from biology, chemistry and physics to help students understand that they are interlinked, and to exemplify key areas of working scientifically. This will give students a more rounded understanding of science as a whole.

The three-column format clearly lists what students are expected to recall, describe, define, explain or evaluate along with the terminology and conventions that students need to be familiar with and opportunities for skills development. 

Combined Science GCSE    
ThemesTopicTopicTopicTopic
1. Building blocksStates of matterAtomic structureCells in animals and plantsWaves
2. Transport over larger distancesSystems in the human bodyPlants and photosynthesis
3. Interactions with the environmentLifestyle and healthRadiation and riskPreventing, treating and curing diseases
4. Explaining changeThe Earth’s atmosphereEcosystems and biodiversityInheritanceVariation and evolution
5. Building blocks for understandingThe periodic tableChemical quantitiesAtoms into ions and ions into atoms
6. Interactions over small and large distancesForces and energy changesStructure and bondingMagnetism and electromagnetism
7. Movement and interactionsForces and motionElectricitAcids and alkalisThe rate and extent of chemical change
8. Guiding Spaceship Earth towards a sustainable futureCarbon chemistryResources of materials and energy
9. Key ideasThe complex and diverse Process g tissues, organs and organ systemsSpecies and ecosystems, interacting Atoms bond and chemical reactions Physical laws and models