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Science (Double Award Additional) - GCSE at Hurstmere School

Course description

SCIENCE OCR GCSE Science and GCSE Additional Science (2 GCSE’s) GCSE Core Science features many of the major theories of science in a way that encourages students to appreciate their importance to everyday life. The course also explores how scientific information is obtained, how reliable it is, what its limitations are and how this information helps society to make important decisions. Students are prepared to deal with issues involving science which they may meet, for example, mobile phone safety, decisions about childhood vaccinations, and sustainable use of resources. GCSE Additional Science is appropriate for students who may wish to progress to A levels in science subjects. This course explores scientific concepts in more depth, and develops students’ understanding of how scientists work. Students opting to take GCSE Science and GCSE Additional Science will be offered the opportunity to take the additional units required to convert this into 3 Science GCSEs if they reach an appropriate level of understanding. When are the examinations? The exams are scheduled to take place in January and June of the academic year in both Year 10 and Year 11 Is there any internal assessment during the course? GCSE Science 33.3%, GCSE Additional Science 50% Paper 1 25%, Paper 2 25%, Module Tests 30%, Coursework 30%

Entry requirements

Level 6 or above key stage 3

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hurstmere School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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