Additional Science

KS4

GCSE Additional Science offers students a broad, coherent course of study that adds to their knowledge and understanding of the living, material and physical worlds. For Key Stage 4 (KS4) learners it is a good follow on from GCSE Science A.

When combined with GCSE Science A, it can form the Science component of the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc) if students achieve A* to C grades in both GCSEs.

Exam Board: AQA
Specification: Additional Science 4408

Assessment

  • Unit 1 – Biology 2 – Written paper 1 hour
    60 marks – 25%
  • Unit 2 – Chemistry 2 – Written paper 1 hour
    60 marks – 25%
  • Unit 3 Physics 2 – Written Paper 1 hour
    60 marks – 25%
  • Unit 4 Controlled Assessment – Investigative Skills Assessment (ISA). Two written assessments plus three lessons for practical work and data processing
    50 marks – 25%