Year 11 – GCSE Science Revision

Exam board

OCR

How Will I Be Assessed?

A mixture of exams and controlled assessment.

Course Information

Double Science

  • OCR Gateway Core and Additional Sciences. You will complete both the Core and Additional exam at the end of Year 11.
  • The assessment of the course is through exams (worth 75% of the GCSE) alongside coursework (which makes up the final 25%) at the end of each GCSE.
  • Core Science exams are in June of Year 10 and Additional are in June of Year 11.
  • This course gives you a good grounding to study A levels in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Applied Sciences. You will gain 2 GCSEs in Science.

www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-gateway-science-suite-science-b-j261-from-2012/ – Science
www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-gateway-science-suite-additional-science-b-j262-from-2012/ – Additional Science

Triple Science

  • Students study separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics with exams for each of these GCSEs taking place at the end of Year 11 (worth 75% of each GCSE in total).
  • The coursework will be completed during Year 10 to give time to fully cover all of the content for the 6 exams that will be taken in the June of Year 11.
  • This is a very intense course which will require significant learning time out of school. You will gain a GCSE in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This route gives you an excellent grounding for Science A levels.

www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-gateway-science-suite-biology-b-j263-from-2012/ – Biology
www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-gateway-science-suite-chemistry-b-j264-from-2012/ – Chemistry
www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-gateway-science-suite-physics-b-j265-from-2012/ – Physics

Aiming for an A?

We’ve put together some Tricky questions on tricky science topics for any Year 11 students who are aiming for a grade A (both Core & Additional Science and Separate Sciences).

You could also look at the other resources available at www.myscienceteacher.co.uk.

Contact your science teachers if you have any difficulties accessing these materials.

Home learning help

Revision Guides and Workbooks are available from the Learning Resource Centre.

More information from the department website www.myscienceteacher.co.uk where homework booklets and past paper questions can be downloaded.

There are two sides to science revision. Firstly, you need to know the content. Revision cards, spider diagrams, etc. will help with this, as will SAM learning. However, you will be asked to apply your understanding a lot in the exams and the only way to get better at this is to practise exam questions. These can be accessed on the OCR website, or the HAP.

Year 10 – GCSE Science Revision

We’ve had a number of enquiries from Year 10 parents and students about which Science revision guides to buy for this new course. Having looked at what was available on the market, we have now purchased Collins All-in-one Revision Guide and Practice as a school, which students can buy at a reduced rate. They are all an all-in-one revision guide and workbook which uses tried and tested techniques to ensure students can get the best results. They also include an ebook.

You can pay for the books via ParentPay. Please print the receipt and your child can bring it along to the LRC to pick up their copy.

Triple Science students

Triple Science student have separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics books. (If you’re not sure, look for the code ‘Bi-Ch-Ph’ on your child’s timetable.)

Each book is £4 each (RRP £10.99) and covers all of the content from Year 9-Year 11.

Follow these links for information on the specification and specimen questions:

Combined Science students

Combined Science student have one book. (If you’re not sure, look for the code ‘Sc’ on your child’s timetable.)

The book is £9 (RRP £16.99) and covers all of the content from Year 9-Year 11.

Get information on the specification and specimen questions

If your child is unsure what book to buy, ask them to check with their Science teacher or you can email Miss Stuart, KS4 Science Co-ordinator at stuart.k@myton.co.uk.

 
 
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