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GCSE in Science
The GCSE in Science is made up of three externally assessed units, including one biology, one chemistry
and one physics unit, as well as a controlled assessment unit.

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Biology 1 25%
+ Chemistry 25%
1
+ + assessment
Controlled
25%…

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The first biology unit is split into three topics, which cover the following areas:
1 general characteristics of animals and plants,
particularly vertebrates and organisms that can survive in extreme environments, how to classify
organisms, basic variation and principles of inheritance, Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection
2 how…

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how electricity can be transmitted over large distances
6 investigate energy transfers in common
appliances and in our atmosphere.
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GCSE in Additional Science
The GCSE in Additional Science is made up of three externally assessed units, including one biology, one
chemistry and one physics unit, as well as a controlled assessment unit.

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Biology 2 25%
+ + + assessment
Controlled
25%


=
B2 ­ The components…

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The second biology unit is split into three topics, which cover the following
areas:
1. an understanding of animal, plant and bacterial cells, and how they are studied; the structure of DNA,
how proteins are synthesised, and modern developments of genetics, including the human genome
project, genetic engineering and cloning;…

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Specification at a glance
GCSE in Science
The GCSE in Science is made up of three externally assessed units, including one biology, one chemistry
and one physics unit, as well as a controlled assessment unit.

Content overview
Biology 1 25%
+ Chemistry 25%
1
+ + assessment
Controlled
25%…

Page 3

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Not tiered Nov/June 25%

Page 4

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Page 5

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The first biology unit is split into three topics, which cover the following areas:
1 general characteristics of animals and plants,
particularly vertebrates and organisms that can survive in extreme environments, how to classify
organisms, basic variation and principles of inheritance, Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection
2 how…

Page 6

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how electricity can be transmitted over large distances
6 investigate energy transfers in common
appliances and in our atmosphere.
15

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Page 8

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16

GCSE in Additional Science
The GCSE in Additional Science is made up of three externally assessed units, including one biology, one
chemistry and one physics unit, as well as a controlled assessment unit.

Content overview
Biology 2 25%
+ + + assessment
Controlled
25%


=
B2 ­ The components…

Page 9

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Page 10

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The second biology unit is split into three topics, which cover the following
areas:
1. an understanding of animal, plant and bacterial cells, and how they are studied; the structure of DNA,
how proteins are synthesised, and modern developments of genetics, including the human genome
project, genetic engineering and cloning;…

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