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Science GCSE at The Basildon Academies Sixth Form

Course description

The Course consists of 3 units, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

It leads to 1 GCSE qualification in CORE Science.

This course is for students who:
• thinking creatively
• are able to problem solve
• Require a science qualification for further study.

Course content

Unit B1:Biology

  • Learning about the bodies systems.
  • Health and well being.
  • Regulation of the body.
  • Medicines and drugs.

Unit P1: Physics

  • Waves
  • Heat Transfer
  • Energy
  • The Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • The Big Bang

Unit C1:Chemistry

  • Metals and their uses.
  • Crude oil and fuels
  • Products from Oil
  • Plant oils
  • Our changing planet

Entry requirements

General Sixth Form.


Internally Assessed Coursework - 25% of final GCSE grade.

3 Externally Assessed
1 hour minute examination

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course will give access to a
range of possible careers and further education opportunities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Basildon Academies Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 24 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year