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Specification

Useful Downloads

Specification
(PDF), Last Updated: 21 June 2013
Version 4: For first teaching from September 2011. NOTE: CCEA will NOT be accepting entries from English centres for GCSE courses that begin in or after September 2012

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We are pleased to announce that our GCSE Double Award Science specification has been accredited by the Regulatory Authorities.

Please see the 'Useful Downloads' section for the Pre Publication Accredited Specification (for first teaching from September 2011). Also attached are specimen assessment materials.

We will hold support events in March and April 2011 in preparation for first teaching in September 2011. Book your place now.

Our GCSE Double Award Science specification is available at both Foundation Tier and Higher Tier. From 2013, students will be able to receive two different grades in their double award qualification, such as AB or BC.

We award grades CC–GG to students entered for the Foundation Tier. Students entered for the Higher Tier can be awarded grades A*A*–DD. We provide allowed grades DE and EE as a ‘safety net’ for Higher Tier candidates just failing to secure a grade DD.

We have divided this course into seven compulsory units:

Unit

Content

Biology Unit 1 (B1)

Living Processes and Biodiversity

Biology Unit 2 (B2)

Body Systems, Genetics, Microorganisms and Health

Chemistry Unit 1 (C1)

Structures, Trends and Chemical Reactions

Chemistry Unit 2 (C2)

Further Chemical Reactions and Organic Chemistry

Physics Unit 1 (P1)

Force and Motion, Energy, Moments and Radioactivity

Physics Unit 2 (P2)

Waves, Sound and Light, Electricity, and the Earth and Universe

Practical Skills Unit

Planning and Risk Assessment
Data Collection
Processing, Analysis and Evaluation

Students of the Higher Tier study the biology, chemistry and physics units in more depth than students of the Foundation Tier.

For more information, see the specification.