Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
CCEA Curriculum Monitoring Programme 2018-19

NOTE: CCEA will not be accepting entries from English centres for GCSE courses that begin in or after September 2012

GCSE Science (Double Award Unitised)

This GCSE Double Award Science specification is available for first teaching from September 2011. We will make the first awards in 2013.

We are now offering this specification as a unitised course. This increases flexibility and choice for teachers and students.

Through studying this specification, students:

  • gain a broad knowledge and understanding of science, biology, chemistry and physics;
  • gain scientific, investigation and problem-solving skills;
  • develop a critical approach to scientific evidence and methods; and
  • acquire and apply skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works and its essential role in society.

This specification offers students the opportunity to be inspired, motivated and challenged by a broad, practical and worthwhile course of study. It encourages them to develop their curiosity about the living, material and physical worlds and provides insight into and experience of how science works.

This course prepares students for the study of science-related subjects at a more advanced level, for example Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

For those progressing directly into employment, a GCSE in Double Award Science is relevant not only to the fields of science and engineering, but also to areas of commerce and public service that value problem-solving and practical skills.