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General Certificate of Secondary Education
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Physics 4451
2012

Special Features
· Objective tests for Physics 1 are available as on-screen tests




Material accompanying this Specification
· The Teacher's 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.




Further copies of this specification booklet are…

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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 12


5 Aims 17


6 Assessment Objectives 17


7 Scheme of Assessment…

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Key Skills and Other Issues

14 Key Skills ­ Teaching, Developing and Providing 53
Opportunities for Generating Evidence


15 Spiritual, Moral, Ethical, Social, Cultural and Other Issues 60


Centre-Assessed Unit

16 Nature of the Centre-Assessed Unit 62


17 Investigative Knowledge and…

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Background Information

1 Revision of GCSE Sciences -
an Outcome of the DfES 14-19
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…

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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 of…

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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
Physics
This specification is one of a suite of GCSE Science specifications
offered by AQA. The specification leads to a single award GCSE
Physics. The award has four or five assessment units.

There are two tiers…

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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
Physics
Physics 1a Physics 2 Subject
Physics 1 Centre-Assessed
Physics 1b Physics 3 Award
Unit
November…

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3.3 Entry Restrictions Each specification is assigned to a national classification code,
indicating the subject area to which it belongs. Centres should be
aware that candidates who enter for more than one GCSE
qualification with the same classification code will have…

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