Has anyone done triple science?

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Just wanted to know what its like :)

Posted Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:06 by в

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I did triple science. I am doing the Biology and Chemistry final exams next week, and the physics the week after. It may be hard at first because it is quite a big step up from KS3 but as long as you make sure you understand the basics of the first module, it becomes quite easy. Each module seems to just go into the previous module in more detail. It also depends on what type of work you enjoy/can bare the most. Chemistry and physics contain quite a lot of equations and calculations, whereas biology contains more knowledge. GCSE Triple Science isn't that bad as long as you pay attention and keep up with work. Best advice: Make sure you understand word to word everything you will be taught in the first couple of weeks or first module because everythings builds on that from then. Sorry for blabbing on :D

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 18:43 by Connor
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i have done triple science and my advice is that do it

- if you wanna get onto science alevel courses ie biology, chem, physics because some of the stuff you cover at gcse you will extend it in alevel...so you are more or less better prepared for alevels

- colleges and universities like triple science students esp if you wanna go onto the science field as it shows you are taking the extra step

- you are better prepared for alevels, because alevels are tough and triple science is sorta like a catalyst for your educational progression onto alevel

i dont wanna bore you..but hopefully it was useful

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 10:03 by ELectrica!
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I'm doing triple science, it's not too hard, the first sections which are multiple choice are a breeze, it's only the last few exams which are written, and therefore a bit trickier though. :) 

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 19:58 by YellowYeti
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no, but i am going to do it. i'm doing triple science IGCSE 

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:07 by LP-FTW
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The I in IGCSE stands for international, when the new national curriculum was introduced in the UK a number of independent schools changed onto the IGCSE rather than sticking with the national curriculum.

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:10 by LP-FTW
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I'm in year 12 and did triple science at GCSE which I would heartily reccomend for several reasons, but ONLY I've you're planning to do at least one science option at A-level, otherwise you'd be better off taking another arts subject or something to give you a wider choice at A-level.

So, reasons to do triple science:

1. you can take science A-level with double science but some of the stuff only on the triple science syllabus will be met again at A-level and teachers tend to assume you've all learnt it before whereas some people in my classes haven't as they did double science.

2. triple science is probably less work than doing double science and another GCSE. In fact, it is less work as all you have to do is take another three modules e.g. B3, C3 and P3, and they sort of extend what you've already been learning.

3. The triple science syllabus i.e. the things classed as 'further physics/chemistry/biology' are often more interesting than some of the core and additional topics you take - for example, in Physics you do the life cycle of a star which is both blindingly easy, obvious, and interesting. In biology you get to do more anatomy options I seem to remember, which makes a change to the weird things you do for core which seem unrelated to biology, and in chemistry you learn more of what will help you a lot at A-level like titration calculations as opposed to fractional distillation and continental drift and things which seem more like geology to be honest!

So I'd reccomend it if anyone's considering a career in science or would like to do multiple science A-levels, but if you're not sure I'd just take double and get an extra GCSE as that'll keep your options open for A-level choices a bit more!

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 09:11 by Moggerfrog
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hey, im in year 11 so im near to the end of the course. some topics are challenging and need lots of revision, but thats like all the other sciences. according to my teacher its easier to get an A* or higher grade in double science than in triple beacause it has lower grade boundaries, however triple science is more beneficial for the future as it covers more units and is more commended. i would say Go for it! but thats really up to :)

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 15:05 by 94Y86
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I'm in year 11 and nearly finished triple science. I have my final biology and chemistry exams next week and then I'm finished with it. I haven't found it too difficult because my exams have been very spread out. I did B1a, C1a and P1b in November/January year 9 (can't remember exactly), B1b, C1b, and P1a in the summer of year 9, I then did B2, C2 and P2 in the summer of year 10 and in January of year 11 (this year) I did P3 so I finished physics in January.

I found that with the level 1 exams they were really easy because they are multiple choice and the best advice I can give is to do well in these. Get good grades in these easier exams and that is a quarter of your GCSE done. Also aim to do well in the ISA's because these can be retaken and don't require too much revision but are also a quarter of your GCSE.

Good luck! Honestly, its not too hard. I hope I've been helpful and if you have any more questions just ask!

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 15:21 by LaurenE
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I'm doing it at the moment, I started it last year and I have my chemistry final exam on Thursday, my Physics next wednesday and my Biology on the 12th of June..

I think it is a really, really good subject to take. I know that additional science is good, but from triple you get three GCSE's, which is favoured at college or sixth form, especially if you are doing a specific science as you have a grade for each..

Don't worry about people telling you it's hard, the first units (P1, P2, P3 etc) are the same as the additional, and by the time you've done those the 7's are just the next step. As long as you have a commited teacher and are prepared to put in the work, you get a lot of benifits.

Also, as someone else said, the topics are very interesting, especially Physics, we have done all sorts on stars, space and things like that.

I would recommend it!

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 11:55 by Bethany
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Im diong in Next Year.  What IGCSE ,.. how is it different to GCSE?

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:09 by в
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ohhhhh.......  kwl :)

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:13 by в
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I am! It's the best choice I've ever made! Carrying on with biology and chemistry for A level. I'm doing maths aswell! I had to swap physics for music though! :)

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:13 by Hannah
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is music fun? 

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:15 by LP-FTW
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I am, but im just doing normal GCSE biology chemistry and physics :P

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:15 by :) PurpleJaguar (: - Team GR
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apparently IGCSE is the hardest 

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:18 by LP-FTW
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I have too do all three sciecne but yup.. hopefully Biology & Chemistry for A level .....  Hanah wat yaa wana be wen ur olda?

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:18 by в
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Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:29 by LP-FTW
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Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:30 by в
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Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:35 by LP-FTW
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Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:40 by LP-FTW
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Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:42 by в
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Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:47 by :) PurpleJaguar (: - Team GR
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LOOOL              ^^  wat she sed

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:48 by в
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:)

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:50 by :) PurpleJaguar (: - Team GR
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yup

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:57 by :) PurpleJaguar (: - Team GR
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Thanks Connor for the best advice so far! :D

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 19:43 by LP-FTW
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I agreee :) 

Thanx Conor :)

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 19:45 by в
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No problem :) any other questions feel free to ask :D

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 21:51 by Connor
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I'm in year 11 and just finishing triple science. It's fairly hard to an extent!

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 11:10 by RFC1871 (Eden32)
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Thank yuee Leah Summers :D

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 13:25 by в
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I'm in year 11 doing triple sciences. It's not that bad if you keep up with the work and is better than doing double science if you want to study science at uni. but their making it harder so only do it if you really like science and are good at it. Also you can resit the first two moduels but it's hard to resit the last one because it right at the end of the year and is worth 1/3 of the grade. :)

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 16:48 by rhona
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Thanx Guys> LaurenE & Rhona .............. and gwd luck wid any exams :)

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 17:00 by в
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I'm doing GCSE tri sci... it's good I think :)

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 17:04 by Neon
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kll thanx :)   

Im guess im gonna luk forward too it > its only Physics that scares me !

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 17:05 by в
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Yes, I do Triple science on AQA :) It's challenging, but rewarding in the end, and there are A LOT of topics!

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 17:16 by Ashleigh
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oh kwll thank yueeeee ;)

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 17:19 by в
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regardless as to whether you take additional science or separate you can still get on all 3 science courses in college so to be honest taking separate your just getting an extra gcse that you don't need towards a future career in science, i regret taking it its alot of work for 3 A's

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 17:51 by Liv
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i found it so hard to begin with! wanted to drop it but got convinced to carry on and am really glad i did :) as long as you work for it, you'll be fine. i think my problem was i didn't like the teachers methods of explaining things so got really worried cause i didnt understand any of it :/ you'll be fine!!!

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 20:16 by lily
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Chemistry exam on thursday...GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 08:50 by RFC1871 (Eden32)
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hey =D

hw much u need?? =P

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 10:11 by Sabah x
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I did triple science and got 2 A's and a B, can't remeber it though, it's easy if you fail it you should be sterilised if i'm honest

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 11:14 by George O'connor
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LOOL

'if you fail it you should be sterilised' ??  <<       XD

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 16:58 by в
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how was peoples b3 exams today 

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 16:59 by Connah Greenhalgh - Team GR
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Ive just done a mock paper got mine in june **** anywyass how waz urz?

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:00 by в
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I'm done with tri sci as of thursday! :D I do like it, it' quite interesting :)

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:01 by Neon
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ohh kwl thanx. Watccha wanna be wen ur oldaa?

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:01 by в
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it was orite actually , some parts i had to think about and read the question again , but overall , i think i might had got a b in the exam 

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:02 by Connah Greenhalgh - Team GR
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I want to be dead. That was... a little extreme... but my only real aim in life is to die an interesting death...

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:03 by Neon
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ohh dats gwd :) Well Done  Connah Greenhalgh :P

Cendonia 0.o

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:05 by в
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вααααααчччч! -sorry man, truth hurts :P

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:07 by Neon
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awww .. are yue actully serious abwt it ? 

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:07 by в
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ohh dats gwd :) Well Done  Connah Greenhalgh :P

Cendonia 0.o

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 16:05 by вααααααчччч! thank you

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:09 by Connah Greenhalgh - Team GR
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вααααααчччч! -yeah... I'm never going to get anywhere anyway, I'll die and be forgotten like the other billions...

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:10 by Neon
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yh ryt Cedonia I bet everyone luvs yueeeeeeeeeeee.. NO one will forget yue!

And.. Connah Greenhalgh ???

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:11 by в
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i have no idea at the min 

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:13 by Connah Greenhalgh - Team GR
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вααααααчччч! -nah, I'm amongst the least popular people in my school, always have been. andyeah, people might miss me for a while, but in the long term, I'm no florence nightingale, I'll disappear from history, just like almost everyone does!

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:14 by Neon
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LOOL waz justt wondering y yuee were repeatiing mahh post :p  ?

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:15 by в
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I actually quite like it:) im not the best in the class but still manage B's and A's and basically its no harder than the others, you just go through it faster. The reason its called triple science is that you do three GCSE papers in the time that others do 1 or 2 :) ffor instance this month im doing my first Biol, Chem and Phys GCSE exams whereas the rest of the year do their first next january, which is when im doing my second :) you basically just do an extra science course as number 3 :) hope this helped :))

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:23 by Dom Horan
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Thanx for the info guys :)

And Cedonia........... I am so LYKE yue!!! No onee gives a **** abwt me but I realised they ALL do.. I nearly died TWICE... and each tyme ppl did care. No one will forget yue!

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 17:37 by в
Edited by в on Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 10:31
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Taking triple science is probably one of the best decisions i have made academically, especially if u r thinking of doing sciences at A levels it makes the transition from GCSE to A levels alot more easier. This is because the first science units at AS levels mostly covers what u did in triple science. Triple science is actually kinda fun aswell and you can easily get A*s in it if u have a good revision guide and u revise thoroughly. So its a good option and u should definately consider it!!!!

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 23:25 by Nazia Master
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Thank yue for the advice Nazia Master

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 10:33 by в
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I'm doing Triple Science and to be honest, I regret taking it!

I don't find it hard but the workload is INTENSE! To succeed, you have to be really focused, which is a skill that I lack, unfortunately!

...too bad, I have my Chem exam on Thursday and Physics next Wednesday! #freaked out

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 17:12 by Cheryl_285
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Aww dw gwd luck.

Im only scared abwt physics< as in the exams for it are just tuu hard :/

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 19:32 by в
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Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 17:52 by LP-FTW