Combined Science GCSE

Exam Board

Edexcel

TOPICS AND ASSESSMENTS

Combined Science GCSE (1SC0)

The Specification can be found here.

There are 6 papers in total abd this will gain you 2 GCSEs for the Combined Science: 2 for biology, 2 for chemistry adn 2 for physics, these will all be taken at the end of Year 11 in the Summer exams.

Each paper is 1hr 10mins – 60 marks (16.7% of teh GCSE)

Paper 1: Biology 1 – Topics 1-5

  • Key concepts in biology
  • Cells and  control
  • Gentics
  • Natural selection and genetic modification
  • Health, disease and the development of medicines.

Paper 2: Biology 2- Topic 1 + Topics 6-9

  • Key concepts in biology
  • Plant structures and their functions
  • Animal coordination, control and homeostasis
  • Exchange and transport in animals
  • Ecosystems and material cycles

Paper 3: Chemistry 1 – Topics 1-4

  • Key concepts in chemistry
  • States of matter and mixtures
  • Chemical changes
  • Extracting metals and equilibria

Paper 4: Chemistry 2 – Topic 1+ Topics 6-8

  • Key concepts in chemistry
  • Groups in the periodic table
  • Rates of reaction and energy changes
  • Fuels and earth science

Paper 5:  Physics 1 – Topics 1-6

  • Key concepts of physics
  • Motion and forces
  • Conservation of energy
  • Waves
  • Light and the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Radioactivity

Paper 6:  Physics 2 – Topic 1 + Topics 8 -1 5

  • Key concepts of physics
  • Energy- Forces doing work
  • Forces and their effects
  • Electricity and circuits
  • Magnetism and the motor effect
  • Electomagnetic induction
  • Practice model
  • Forces and Matter