AQA Additional Science Specification - everything you need to know

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General Certificate of Secondary Education



Additional Science 4463
2010




Material accompanying this Specification
· The Teachers' Guide




SPECIFICATION

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This specification will be published annually on the AQA Website (www.aqa.org.uk). If there are
any changes to the specification centres will be notified in print as well as on the Website. The
version on the Website is the definitive version of the specification.

Vertical black lines indicate a significant change…

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Contents
Background Information

1 Revision of GCSE Sciences 5


2 Specification at a Glance 8


3 Availability of Assessment Units and Entry Details 9


Scheme of Assessment

4 Introduction 11


5 Aims 16


6 Assessment Objectives 16


7 Scheme of…

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Key Skills and Other Issues

14 Key Skills ­ Teaching, Developing and Providing 57
Opportunities for Generating Evidence


15 Spiritual, Moral, Ethical, Social, Cultural and Other Issues 64


Centre-Assessed Unit

16 Nature of the Centre-Assessed Unit 66


17 Investigative Knowledge…

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Background Information

1 Revision of GCSE Sciences ­
an Outcome of the DfES 14­19
Strategy
Following the publication of the DfES `14­19: opportunity and
excellence' policy document, changes to the key stage 4 National
Curriculum for England have been announced.…

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· There is provision for students wishing to follow an applied route
from the outset of KS4 through a revised double award GCSE
Applied Science.
· Taken together, the three separate sciences cover the requirement
to teach the new programme…

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Communication All GCSE specifications must ensure that the assessment
arrangements require that, when they produce extended written
material, candidates have to:
· ensure that text is legible and that spelling, punctuation and
grammar are accurate so that meaning is clear…

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2 Specification at a Glance
Additional Science
This specification is one of a suite of GCSE Science specifications
offered by AQA. The specification leads to a single award GCSE
Additional Science. The award has four assessment units.

There are two…

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3 Availability of Assessment Units
and Entry Details
3.1 Availability of Assessment Examinations based on this specification are available as follows.
Units and Subject Awards
Centre-Assessed Subject
Written Papers
Unit Award
January 9 9

June 9 9 9


3.2 Entry…

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It is not a requirement to take the same tier for every written paper.
Candidates can opt to take different tiers for the different papers and
can choose to resit a written paper at a different tier.

3.4 Private Candidates…

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