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Science (Core) GCSE at Merrill Academy

Course description

This qualification identifies the activities and experiences you will come across in everyday life, and links these to scientific ideas and your implications for society. It provides the opportunity to acquire the scientific skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for life as a citizen.

Course content

The GCSE consists of three components:

Unit 1

Module B1: Understanding Organisms

Module C1: Carbon Chemistry

Module P1: Energy for the Home

Unit 2

Module B2: Understanding Our Environment

Module C2: Chemical Resources

Module P2: Living For the Future (Energy Resources)

This controlled assessment unit:

  • comprises one assessment task, split into three parts
  • is assessed by teachers, internally standardised and then externally moderated by OCR
  • assesses the quality of written communication.


Written Examination:

Modules B1, C1 & P1 – Worth 35% of total GCSE

Modules B2, C2 & P2 – Worth 40% of total GCSE

Controlled Assessment: 25%

Future opportunities

Completing this course at grade β€˜C β€˜is an essential basis for studying A Level Science subjects and is required for entry into professions such as Teaching, Nursing and Medicine.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Merrill Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2015

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