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GCSE Science - single award

Course Details

Examining Board: AQA
Duration: 2 Years
Specification Code 4500
Levels GCSE - Foundation or Higher

In Science B, all 3 aspects of Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) are taught through overarching topics:

  • My World
  • My Family and Home
  • Making My World a Better Place

Purpose and Aims of Study

GCSE Science B aims to give students an understanding of how Science affects and applies to everyday life by putting Science in context. The Biology, Chemistry and Physics content is integrated to show how Science is everywhere in our lives.

The specification is based on themes rather than the different scientific disciplines. It aims to give students an understanding of basic scientific concepts in a way that brings them to life and makes the knowledge relevant, rather than look at Science for its own sake. It also gives students an insight into why the work of scientists is important.

It is suitable for students of all abilities, whether they intend further study in Science or not. It encourages students to develop practical scientific skills.

As written on the AQA website for Science B specification

Independent Learning

AQA website - work through past papers and use mark schemes and examiner reports
My GCSE Science
Creative Chemistry
Masterminding Molecules