Single Sciences GCSE

Exam Board

Edexcel

TOPICS AND ASSESSMENTS

Single Sciences GCSE (1SC0)

The Biology specification can be found here.

The Chemistry specification can be found here.

The Physics specification can be found here.

There are 6 papers in total and this will gain you 3 separate GCSEs (Biology, Chemistry adn Physics). There are 2 papers each for Biology, Chemistry and Physics therese all be taken at the end of year 11 in the Summer exams.

Each Paper is 1hr 45mins – 100 marks (50% of the 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 1-5

  • Key concepts in chemistry
  • States of matter and mixtures
  • Chemical changes
  • Extracting metals and equilibria
  • Separate chemistry 1

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
  • Separate chemistry 2

Paper 5:  Physics 1 – Topics 1-7

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

Paper 6:  Physics 2 – topic 1  + topics 8-15

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