Is GCSE astronomy hard? Mathematically tougher than physics GCSE I’d say, though there is scope to avoid some of the more mathematical elements and concentrate on picking the marks up elsewhere. The coursework (controlled assessment) part can be onerous, but its also really interesting as long as you are interested!
Is astronomy a good GCSE? GCSE Astronomy can provide you with valuable skills that are transferable to other subject areas and career paths. As well as bridging the gap between physics, chemistry, computer science, engineering and maths, GCSE Astronomy can teach you key observational skills, patience and an understanding of the wider universe.
Is there a GCSE in astronomy? The GCSE in Astronomy requires students to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of working scientifically. Working scientifically will be assessed through the examinations.
What schools do astronomy GCSE? There are currently three RAS GCSE Astronomy classes taking place, with examinations in 2019 and 2020. One is held at Westminster College, one at the RAS itself, and one at Ashton Community Science College in Preston.