The course is different from GCSE science courses of the past in that it attempts to look at the way science affects your everyday life and how you can evaluate the scientific material that you come across in newspapers, magazines and on the television.
Suitable for: Anyone needing a single Science to meet minimum requirements such prospective teachers
Government funding available
To take into account
The course in itself is not sufficient to prepare you to study the sciences at A-level, for that you will also need AQA Additional Science at GCSE.
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Each lesson of the Science GCSE course begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study. Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self-assessment questions. A number of straightforward and varied practical tasks, together with simply drawn, easy-to-copy illustrations, also help to prepare for the coursework element. No previous knowledge of science is assumed or required.
Key Topics Covered
The Science GCSE course consists of three modules (Biology 1, Chemistry 1and Physics 1). These modules are also part of Oxford Home Schooling's single award Sciences. A full overview of Oxford Home Schooling's Science GCSEs can be found here.
Our Science course prepares students for AQA GCSE Combined Science syllabus 4462 , for exams in 2008 and later years.
This is a single award GCSE. Assessment is by three written papers (which constitute 75% of the final mark and an exam based upon a data collection practical which the student will carry out at home worth a further 25%. We have chosen this syllabus as the most suitable for home schooling.
The assessment has two parts:
Students per class: 600