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G C S E S P E C I F I C AT I O N




GCSE
Specification
Physics
For exams June 2014 onwards
For certification June 2014 onwards

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GCSE
Specification




Physics
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This specification is published on the AQA website (aqa.org.uk). We will let centres know in writing about any
changes to the specification. We will also publish changes on our website. The version on the website is the
definitive version; this may differ from printed versions.
Vertical black lines indicate a…

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Contents
1 Introduction 2
1.1 Why choose AQA? 2
1.2 Why choose GCSE Physics? 3
1.3 How do I start using this specification? 4
1.4 How can I find out more? 4
2 Specification at a Glance 5
3 Subject Content…

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Introduction




1 Introduction
1.1 Why choose AQA?
We, AQA, are the United Kingdom's favourite
awarding body and more candidates get
their academic qualifications from us
than from any other body. But why are
we so popular?




We understand the different requirements…

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Introduction
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1.2 Why choose GCSE Physics?
GCSE Physics enables you to provide a Key Stage 4 We've changed:
physics course for learners of any ability, whether they some of the content following the feedback we've
intend to study science further…

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Introduction




1 With the exception of GCSE Science B, which is a new
development, AQA's science GCSEs have evolved
This includes:
Preparing to Teach meetings
from our current specifications. Some changes have
been required by regulations. In our work, we've taken…

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Specification at a Glance
Specification at a Glance
Unit 1: Physics 1
Written paper ­ 1 hour

60 marks ­ 25%

Structured and closed questions
2
At least one question assessing Quality of Written
Communication in a science context.




Unit 2:…

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Subject Content
3.1 Introduction to Subject Content
The subject content of this specification is presented in and expansion of the content to aid teachers in
five sections: delivering it and gives further details on what will be
How Science Works examined.…

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3.2 How Science Works
This section is the content underpinning the science Fundamental ideas
that candidates need to know and understand. Evidence must be approached with a critical eye. It is
Candidates will be tested on How Science Works in necessary…

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