GCSE Science

GCSE SCIENCE A

 

KEY FEATURES

 

GCSE Science A provides the opportunity to further develop:

 

GCSE Science A has an emphasis on scientific literacy – the knowledge and understanding that learners need to recognise the impact of science and technology on everyday life.

 

If covered in one year GCSE Science A provides distinctive and relevant experience for students who wish to progress to either the GCSE Additional Science course.

 

GCSE Science A can be covered over two years for students who progress at a slower rate.

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

UNIT A161

Module B1: You and Your Genes

Module B2: Keeping Healthy

Module B3: Life on Earth

 

UNIT A171

Module C1: Air quality

Module C2: Material Choices

Module C3: Chemicals in our Lives

 

UNIT A181                                                                                                                   

Module P1: The Earth in the Universe

Module P2: Radiation & Life

Module P3: Sustainable Energy

 

UNIT A144

Controlled assessment comprises a Practical Data Analysis and Case Study of a topical issue in science from a choice set by the exam board.

Assessed by teachers, internally standardised & externally moderated by the exam board.

Assesses the quality of written communication.