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GCSE science year 10

Our year 10 science curriculum follows AQA Science A (4405). GCSE Science A gives students a good basic knowledge of Science by studying a single unit from each of the core sciences. Three separate exams are taken in Biology, Chemistry and Physics together with a controlled assessment. It is suitable for students of all abilities and the course encourages students to understand theoretical concepts alongside developing practical Science skills. When combined with GCSE Additional Science, it can form the Science component of the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc) if students achieve A* to C grades in both GCSEs.

 

Unit 1: Biology 1                  

Written paper – 1 hour

60 marks – 25%

Structured and closed questions

At least one question assessing Quality of Written Communication in a science context

 

Unit 2: Chemistry 1            

Written paper – 1 hour

60 marks – 25%

Structured and closed questions

At least one question assessing Quality of Written Communication in a science context

 

Unit 3: Physics 1

Written paper – 1 hour

60 marks – 25%

Structured and closed questions

At least one question assessing Quality of Written Communication in a science context

 

Unit 4: Controlled Assessment

Investigative Skills Assignment – two written assessments plus one or two lessons for practical work and data processing

50 marks – 25%

 

Click here to view the subject content for units 1, 2, 3 and 4.

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/science-a-4405/subject-content

 

Revise for exams with past papers and use the mark schemes to assess performance.

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/science-a-4405/past-papers-and-mark-schemes

 

Exam dates 2016

Unit 1: Biology 1 17th May pm

Unit 2: Chemistry 1 19th May am

Unit 3: Physics 1 25th May pm

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