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GCSE Science Single Award

Specification/Exam Board:  CCEA

Criteria for Entry:

  • There are no entry requirements for Single Award Science; students should carefully consider their teacher’s advice when selecting subjects for KS4 study.

The aims of the course are to encourage students to:

  • Develop their knowledge and  understanding of the material, physical and living worlds;
  • Develop their understanding of the nature of science and its applications and the interrelationships between science and society;
  • Develop their understanding of the relationships between hypotheses, evidence, theories and explanations; develop and apply their observational, practical, enquiry and problem-solving skills and understanding in laboratory, field and other learning environments;
  • Develop their ability to evaluate claims based  on science through critical analysis of the methodology, evidence and conclusions; and
  • Develop their skills in communication, mathematics and the use of technology in scientific contexts.

Summary of Course Content

Single Award Science GCSE
Unit 1: Biology
Unit 2: Chemistry
Unit 3: Physics
Unit 4: Practical Skills

Summary of Assessment

Single Award Science provides a solid foundation in Science. Whilst it does not provide a progression pathway to pure A-level Sciences; it can be used for entry to A-level Life and Health Science as well as a range of Level 3 courses in Further Education.

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