What do you learn in astronomy GCSE? What will you learn in this GCSE Astronomy course? You’ll learn about the major components of our galaxy, from the Earth, moon, and sun, to the surrounding planets, comets and stars. You’ll explore the forces which have shaped our planetary systems, causing day, night and seasonal cycles.
Is GCSE Astronomy useful? 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 astronomy a GCSE subject? The GCSE in Astronomy requires students to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of working scientifically. Working scientifically will be assessed through the examinations.
How hard is astronomy GCSE? 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!