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Science

GCSE Science is being offered as Combined Science 9-1 to all students.  Students can then get two GCSEs from this qualification.   

COMBINED SCIENCE 9-1       Exam Board:  AQA    Course Code:  8464

This qualification is linear, which means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

Assessment:  There are six papers:-  two biology, two chemistry and two physics.  Each of the papers will assess knowledge and understanding from the distinct topic areas indicated below.  Questions will be either multiple choice, structured, closed short answer, and open response.

Subject Content

Assessment

BIOLOGY

1

Cell biology

Paper 1

-   Written exam:  1 hour 15 mins

-   Foundation and Higher Tier

 

-   70 marks

-   16.7% of GCSE

2

Organisation

3

Infection and response

4

Bioenergetics

5

Homeostasis and response

Paper 2

-   Written exam:  1 hour 15 mins

-  Foundation and Higher Tier

 

-   70 marks

- 16.7% of GCSE

6

Inheritance, variation and evolution

7

Ecology

CHEMISTRY

8

Atomic structure and the periodic table

Paper 1

-   Written exam:  1 hour 15 mins

-   Foundation and Higher Tier

 

 

-   70 marks

- 16.7% of GCSE

9

Bonding, structure and the properties of matter

10

Quantitative chemistry

11

Chemical changes

12

Energy changes

13

The rate and extent of chemical change

Paper 2

-   Written exam:  1 hour 15 mins

-  Foundation and Higher Tier

 

-   70 marks

- 16.7% of GCSE

14

Organic chemistry

15

Chemical analysis

16

Chemistry and the atmosphere

17

Using resources

PHYSICS

18

Energy

Paper 1

-   Written exam:  1 hour 15 mins

-   Foundation and Higher Tier

 

 

-   70 marks

- 16.7% of GCSE

19

Electricity

20

Particle model of matter

21

Atomic structure

22

Forces

Paper 2

-   Written exam:  1 hour 15 mins

-  Foundation and Higher Tier

 

-   70 marks

- 16.7% of GCSE

23

Waves

24

Magnetism and electromagnetism