There are two main options for pupils taking GCSE science in the UK: Dual Award and Triple Award. In Dual Award Science pupils are awarded two grades across the three sciences, and in Triple Award Science they are awarded one grade for each subject.
An interesting parliamentary question recently revealed the extent of variation in the uptake of Triple Award science across the UK's local authorities.
The ten local authorities with the lowest uptake of Triple Science:
The ten local authorities with the higest uptake of Triple Science:
The variation in the uptake of Triple Science across the country as a whole: