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Coordinated Science (IGCSE)

COORDINATED SCIENCE offers the students the chance to achieve two GCSEs in the sciences. Students still study Biology, Chemistry and Physics separately with a specialist but the subjects are examined together. The content studied and the number of exams is reduced which allows for more preparation and revision time, however students will achieve two Science GCSEs rather than three. The full range of grades (A*A*-GG) can be achieved and for some candidates the reduction in content might allow them to achieve higher grades via this route.

N.B: Coordinated Science candidates sit three exams at the end of the course rather than nine but they are slightly longer papers.

Faced with the difficult choice of our daughters remaining at a perfectly good state school in the Isle of Man, we chose to send them to King William’s College to study the International Baccalaureate. The outcome in both cases was a resounding endorsement of our decision, since King William’s College operates and delivers at a different level.

Past Parent of two 6th Form Students