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GCSE Science

GCSE CORE/ ADDITIONAL SCIENCE

BIOLOGY
Year 10 Core Science Year 11 Additional Science
Microbiology, human biology, ecology, genetics and evolution. Cells, enzymes, respiration, inheritance, plants and photosynthesis.
 
CHEMISTRY
Year 10 Core Science Year 11 Additional Science
Atoms, rocks, metals, fuels, polymers, plant oils, the Earth, and its atmosphere. Structures and bonding, masses and moles, rates of reaction, energy, salts and electrolysis.
 
PHYSICS
Year 10 Core Science Year 11 Additional Science
Waves, energy transfers, energy use and resources, electricity generation and the expanding universe Forces and motion, electrical circuits and mains electricity, nuclear physics, work done, energy and momentum.

 

One ISA or investigative skills assessment is needed for each GCSE. These are done within class time, under strict exam conditions.

The Exams.

Core Science – Sit exams for three modules at the end of Year 11 (one in each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics) in May / June of Year 11 gaining a full GCSE.

Additional Science – Sit exams in a further three modules at the end of Year 11 (again, one in each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics) in May / June of Year 11 gaining a second full GCSE.


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