Combined Science GCSE



TITLE: OCR GCSE Combined Science

CODE: 601/8687/2


In Year 10 and 11 pupils will complete a GCSE combined Science. They will receive two GCSE grades for this [unless they are studying Triple Science], they will study:

  • Biology (B1-Cell level systems, B2 –Scaling up, B3 – Organism level systems, B4 – community level systems, B5– interaction between systems, B6 – Global challenges)
  • Chemistry (C1 - Particles, C2 –Elements compounds and mixture, C3- Chemical reactions, C4 Predicting and identifying reactions and products, C5 – Monitoring and controlling chemical reactions, C6 Global challenges)
  • Physics (P1 - Matter, P2 – Forces, P3- Electricity and magnetism, P4- Waves and radioactivity, P5- Energy, P6- Global challenges).

During the course they will cover a series of practical activities. The skills developed through the course will be assessed in the examination at the end of the two-year course.

Assessment structure

The assessment of combined science falls into two main categories.

  • Examination students will sit six exams in May/June of Y11. Each will cover the three modules covered (B1, B2, B3 and practical skills),(B4, B5, B6 And practical skills), (C1, C2, C3 and practical skills), (C4, C5, C6 And practical skills), (P1, P2, P3 and practical skills) and (P4, P5, P6 And practical skills). Each exam will last 1 hour 10 minutes

Routes for progression

Students will be accepted onto A Level science course with both Science and Additional science GCSE or Separate Science GCSE’s at an appropriate level.

Science Staff

Mr P Bleby (HoD)

Mrs G Munro (HOS)

Mrs B Charman (HOS)

Mrs A Wiley (HOS)

Mr M Bradbury

Mrs E Dungate

Mrs L Ellul

Mrs B Hood

Mr N Muir

Mr A Oyston

Mr R Tamisari

Mr T Wiley

Course Structures

Summary of GCSE

Combined Science


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