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GCSE Biology

Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Biology 

Biology is offered as part of the separate Science qualification. Students will need to choose separate Science as an option to do this and this course of study will lead to 3 separate GCSE qualifications in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


Paper 1

The topics for paper 1 are covered in Year 10. Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

50% of the qualification (100 marks)

 

Content overview

Topic 1 – Key concepts in biology
Topic 2 – Cells and control
Topic 3 – Genetics
Topic 4 – Natural selection and genetic modification
Topic 5 – Health, disease and the development of medicines

 

Paper 2

The topics for paper 2 are covered in Year 11. Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

50% of the qualification (100 marks)

 

Content overview

Topic 1 – Key concepts in biology
Topic 6 – Plant structures and their functions
Topic 7 – Animal coordination, control and homeostasis
Topic 8 – Exchange and transport in animals
Topic 9 – Ecosystems and material cycles

 

GCSE Chemistry

Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Chemistry 

Chemistry is offered as part of the separate Science qualification. Students will need to choose separate Science as an option to do this and this course of study will lead to 3 separate GCSE qualifications in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

 

Paper 1

The topics for paper 1 are covered in Year 10. Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

50% of the qualification (100 marks)

 

Content overview

Topic 1 – Key concepts in chemistry
Topic 2 – States of matter and mixtures
Topic 3 – Chemical changes
Topic 4 – Extracting metals and equilibria
Topic 5 – Separate chemistry 1

 

Paper 2

The topics for paper 2 are covered in Year 11. Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

50% of the qualification (100 marks)

 

Content overview

Topic 1 – Key concepts in chemistry
Topic 6 – Groups in the periodic table
Topic 7 – Rates of reaction and energy changes
Topic 8 – Fuels and Earth science
Topic 9 – Separate chemistry 2

GCSE Physics

Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Physics 

Physics is offered as part of the separate Science qualification. Students will need to choose separate Science as an option to do this and this course of study will lead to 3 separate GCSE qualifications in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

 

Paper 1

The topics for paper 1 are covered in Year 10. Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

50% of the qualification (100 marks)

 

Content overview

Topic 1 – Key concepts of physics
Topic 2 – Motion and forces
Topic 3 – Conservation of energy
Topic 4 – Waves
Topic 5 – Light and the electromagnetic spectrum
Topic 6 – Radioactivity
Topic 7 – Astronomy

 

Paper 2

The topics for paper 2 are covered in Year 11. Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

50% of the qualification (100 marks)

 

Content overview

Topic 1 – Key concepts of physics
Topic 8 – Energy - Forces doing work
Topic 9 – Forces and their effects
Topic 10 – Electricity and circuits
Topic 11 – Static electricity
Topic 12 – Magnetism and the motor effect
Topic 13 – Electromagnetic induction
Topic 14 – Particle model
Topic 15 – Forces and matter

GCSE Combined Science

Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Combined Science 

All students study combined Science unless they have chosen separate Science as an option. The Combined Science qualification will lead to 2 separate GCSE qualifications in Science. Students will sit six papers studied over the course of two years;

  • Paper 1 - Biology 1 (studied in Year 10)
  • Paper 2 - Biology 2 (studied in Year 11)
  • Paper 3 - Chemistry 1 (studied in Year 10)
  • Paper 4 - Chemistry 2 (studied in Year 11)
  • Paper 5  - Physics 1 (studied in Year 10)
  • Paper 6  - Physics 2 (studied in Year 11)


Paper 1: Biology 1 - Written examination: 1 hour and 10 minutes

16.67% of the qualification (60 marks)

Content overview

Topic 1 – Key concepts in biology
Topic 2 – Cells and control
Topic 3 – Genetics
Topic 4 – Natural selection and genetic modification
Topic 5 – Health, disease and the development of medicines


Paper 2: Biology 2  - Written examination: 1 hour and 10 minutes

16.67% of the qualification (60 marks)

Content overview

Topic 1 – Key concepts in biology
Topic 6 – Plant structures and their functions
Topic 7 – Animal coordination, control and homeostasis
Topic 8 – Exchange and transport in animals
Topic 9 – Ecosystems and material cycles

 

Paper 3: Chemistry 1 - Written examination: 1 hour and 10 minutes

16.67% of the qualification (60 marks)

Content overview

Topic 1 – Key concepts in chemistry
Topic 2 – States of matter and mixtures
Topic 3 – Chemical changes
Topic 4 – Extracting metals and equilibria

 

Paper 4: Chemistry 2  - Written examination: 1 hour and 10 minutes

16.67% of the qualification (60 marks)

Content overview

Topic 1 – Key concepts in chemistry
Topic 6 – Groups in the periodic table
Topic 7 – Rates of reaction and energy changes
Topic 8 – Fuels and Earth science

 

Paper 5: Physics 1  - Written examination: 1 hour and 10 minutes

16.67% of the qualification (60 marks)

Content overview

Topic 1 – Key concepts of physics
Topic 2 – Motion and forces
Topic 3 – Conservation of energy
Topic 4 – Waves
Topic 5 – Light and the electromagnetic spectrum
Topic 6 – Radioactivity

 

Paper 6: Physics 2  - Written examination: 1 hour and 10 minutes

16.67% of the qualification (60 marks)

Content overview

Topic 1 – Key concepts of physics
Topic 8 – Energy - Forces doing work
Topic 9 – Forces and their effects
Topic 10 – Electricity and circuits
Topic 12 – Magnetism and the motor effect
Topic 13 – Electromagnetic induction
Topic 14 – Particle model
Topic 15 – Forces and matter