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 to the previous version of this specification.
Further copies of this specification booklet are available from:
AQA Logistics Centre, Unit 2, Wheel Forge Way, Ashburton Park, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1EH.…read more

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General Certificate of Secondary Education, 2010 examination - Additional Science
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 Assessment 17
Subject Content
8 Summary of Subject Content 21
9 Introduction to Subject Content 22
10 How Science Works 26
11 Biology 2 32
12 Chemistry 2 40
13 Physics 2 49
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Additional Science - General Certificate of Secondary Education, 2010 examination
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 and Skills for Centre-Assessed Unit 66
18 Guidance on Managing the Centre-Assessed Unit 70
19 Supervision and Authentication 76
20 Standardisation 76
21 Administrative Procedures 77
22 Moderation 79
Awarding and Reporting
23 Grading, Shelf-Life…read more

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General Certificate of Secondary Education, 2010 examination - Additional Science
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. One change is a new
programme of study for KS4 Science (published autumn 2004), and
the consequent rewriting by QCA of the GCSE Criteria for Science.
Further details of this are given in Section 1.1.…read more

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Additional Science - General Certificate of Secondary Education, 2010 examination
· 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 of study, as does the revised double
award GCSE Applied Science.
· Through these new specifications the opportunity exists for
candidates to study GCSE Science and one or more of the separate
science GCSE courses.…read more

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General Certificate of Secondary Education, 2010 examination - Additional Science
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
· present information in a form that suits its purpose
· use a suitable structure and style of writing.
Further details for this specification are given in Section 7.4.…read more

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Additional Science - General Certificate of Secondary Education, 2010 examination
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 tiers of assessment: Foundation (G­C) and
Higher (D­A*). The centre-assessed unit is not tiered.…read more

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General Certificate of Secondary Education, 2010 examination - Additional Science
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 Codes Normal entry requirements apply, but the following information should
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Additional Science - General Certificate of Secondary Education, 2010 examination
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 This specification is available for private candidates. Private candidates
should write to AQA for a copy of Supplementary Guidance for Private
Candidates.
3.…read more

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