Core Science

KS4

GCSE Core Science gives students a good basic knowledge of Science by studying a single unit from each of the three core sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics). Investigative skills are assessed through Unit 4 which is a controlled assessment undertaken in lessons.

Exam Board: AQA
Specification: Science (A) 4405

Assessment

  • Unit 1 Biology 1 – Written paper 1 hour.
    60 marks – 25%
  • Unit 2 Chemistry 1 – Written paper 1 hour
    60 marks – 25%
  • Unit 3 Physics 1 – 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%