Science Resources

NEW EXAM ARRANGEMENTS

Our exam board (AQA) has released these documents give advanced information about the content of this summer’s exams :

GCSE COMBINED SCIENCE

GCSE TRIPLE SCIENCE 

 

HIGHLIGHTED EXAM SPECIFICATIONS

The exam specification for FOUNDATION, HIGHER and TRIPLE Science have been separated into 6 documents – one for each of the exams that you will sit in May and June.

The highlighted sections are coloured in : 

  • GREEN – content that is a major focus of the exam – REVISE THIS
  • YELLOW – content that may feature – BE FAMILIAR WITH THIS
  • RED – content that will NOT be assessed – DO NOT SPEND TIME ON THIS

Please click on the exam date to access the correct specification for that exam.

 

 

GCSE SCIENCE REQUIRED PRACTICALS

Students studying COMBINED SCIENCE have 21 practicals that should be covered and experienced within year 10 and year 11. TRIPLE SCIENCE students have 28.

The practicals below are the ones that WILL feature in your exams.

‘6 mark questions’ will be asked that expect you to be able to describe how to carry out these practicals.

Below is a complete list of the ones you need to revise with an online ‘simulation‘ and a ‘video‘ for each.

 

FOUNDATION

BIOLOGY PAPER 1 – Tues 17th May
CHEMISTRY PAPER 1 – Fri 27th May
PHYSICS PAPER 1 – Thurs 9th June (pm)
BIOLOGY PAPER 2 – Wed 15th June
CHEMISTRY PAPER 2 – Mon 20th June
PHYSICS PAPER 2 – Thurs 23rd June

HIGHER

BIOLOGY PAPER 1 – Tues 17th May
CHEMISTRY PAPER 1 – Fri 27th May
PHYSICS PAPER 1 – Thurs 9th June (pm)
BIOLOGY PAPER 2 – Wed 15th June
CHEMISTRY PAPER 2 – Mon 20th June
PHYSICS PAPER 2 – Thurs 23rd June

TRIPLE

BIOLOGY PAPER 1 – Tues 17th May
CHEMISTRY PAPER 1 – Fri 27th May
PHYSICS PAPER 1 – Thurs 9th June
BIOLOGY PAPER 2 – Wed 15th June
CHEMISTRY PAPER 2 – Mon 20th June
PHYSICS PAPER 2 – Thurs 23rd June

 

 

ALL OF THE PHYSICS PRACTICALS in 14 minutes – video

PRACTICE PAPERS

GCSE COMBINED SCIENCE PAPERS

– please only choose ‘TRILOGY’ – do not choose ‘SYNERGY’

GCSE BIOLOGY PAPERSGCSE CHEMISTRY PAPERSGCSE PHYSICS PAPERS

 

 

GCSE SCIENCE REVISION MATS

Please choose FOUNDATION, HIGHER or TRIPLE for each of the topics below :

 

BIOLOGY

PAPER 1

Cell biology

Organisation

Infection and response

Bioenergetics

PAPER 2

Homeostasis and response

Inheritance, variation and evolution

Ecology

CHEMISTRY

PAPER 1

Atomic structure and the periodic table

Bonding, structure and the properties of matter

Quantitative chemistry

Chemical changes

Energy changes

PAPER 2

The rate and extent of chemical change

Organic chemistry

Chemical analysis

Chemistry of the atmosphere

Using resources

PHYSICS

PAPER 1

Energy

Electricity

Particle model of matter

Atomic structure

PAPER 2

Forces

Waves

Magnetism

Space

  • TRIPLE