The Specifications. GCSE Science A (4405) Unit 1: Biology 1 Written paper – 1 hour 60 marks – 25% Structured and closed questions At least one question assessing Quality of Written Communication in a science context Unit 2: Chemistry 1 Written paper – 1 hour 60 marks – 25% Structured and closed questions At least one question assessing Quality of Written Communication in a science context Unit 4: Controlled Assessment Investigative Skills Assignment – two written assessments plus one or two lessons for practical work and data processing 50 marks – 25% ■ AQA set the ISAs and send teachers all the information before the course starts. ■ AQA outline the practical (or fieldwork) candidates should do ■ AQA say what data processing pupils should do ■ Teachers choose which of several ISAs to do and when ■ Pupils do do the ISA test in class time ■ Teachers mark their tests using marking guidance from AQA. Unit 3: Physics 1 Written paper – 1 hour 60 marks – 25% Structured and closed questions At least one question assessing Quality of Written Communication in a science context Present Data Measure Design B1 C1 P1 ISA B2 C2 P2 ISA B3 C3 P3 Each unit C1, B1 etc. and the ISA are worth 25%. ISA ISA ISA One GCSE for Science A. One GCSE for Additional Science Science A (Year 10) Additional Science (Year 11) Biology (Year 10 and 11) Chemistry Physics (Year 10 and 11) (Year 10 and 11) Once pupils have been given their log in details they will be able to log in at home (if you have internet access). Pupils will then have access to a host of resources. They will be able to access the text book, animations, videos etc. A fantastic learning resource at home! They will also be able to complete homework assignments that have been set by the teacher using the system. http://www.aqa.org.uk/qualifications/gcse.php • For information about the course. • Download past papers. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/aqa • For revision of content. Excellent animations and audio. • Hard to beat as a fun way of checking knowledge. • Content is tailored to different specifications. So pick AQA and off you go! http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org • One of many very good web sites containing recent developments in science. • Obviously this one contains articles of interest to teenagers. • Will give ideas about future careers in science. Which are mind bogglingly varied and accessible to people with a wide range of different abilities.