Based on guidance from school, students must choose whether to sit Foundation tier or Higher tier (and they must then take all six papers at the same tier).
My GCSE Science covers both Foundation tier need to cover in our video tutorials is labelled ‘HT’ in our Revision Checklists and highlighted with a ‘HT’ logo on the video tutorials.
The theory behind these practicals, as well as the practical skills themselves – planning, analysis and evaluation – will be tested in the GCSE exams.
There will be no separate grade for practicals, but questions related to practicals will account for 15% of the total marks in the final exams.
Under the new system, the GCSEs are completely linear. The merits of linear system vs a modular system are debatable and there are pros and cons to each approach.
But the fact is that a linear system has now been adopted and that means that a student’s performance during the final GCSE exams this summer is critical to the grade they achieve.
The following blogs explain how to use maths skills in the exams: science subjects. It can cause confusion because, when parents were at school, “Double Science” meant two of the three science subjects.
All GCSE Science students (both Double and Triple students on all three exam boards) will take a total of six papers, two for each subject, on the following dates: Each Double Science paper will have a duration of 1h 15m (AQA) or 1h 10m (Edexcel and OCR), while each Triple Science paper will have a duration of 1h 45m.
(This guide deals solely with the GCSE system in England).
There are three GCSE exam boards in England: AQA, Edexcel and OCR.