A suite of GCSE science courses developed in partnership with the University of York

Triple Science assessment

Assessment is the responsibility of OCR.

This is about the 2006 courses. The 2011 courses are similar.
See the OCR 2011 specifications.

Assessment for each of GCSE Chemistry, GCSE Biology and GCSE Physics follows the same pattern:

GCSE Biology students will do three written exams
Unit 1 (B1, B2, B3) 16.7%
Unit 2 (B4, B5, B6) 16.7%
Unit 3 (Ideas in context plus B7) 33.3%
plus internally assessed skills 33.3%
See Biology specification, past papers and support materials

GCSE Chemistry students will do three written exams
Unit 1 (C1, C2, C3) 16.7%
Unit 2 (C4, C5, C6) 16.7%
Unit 3 (Ideas in context plus C7) 33.3%
plus internally assessed skills 33.3%
See Chemistry specification, past papers and support materials

GCSE Physics students will do three written exams
Unit 1 (P1, P2, P3) 16.7%
Unit 2 (P4, P5, P6) 16.7%
Unit 3 (Ideas in context plus P7) 33.3%
plus internally assessed skills 33.3%
See Physics specification, past papers and support materials

Internal assessment

In GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics, students can be assessed for either GCSE Science skills or GCSE Additional Science skills. This means they do either a Case study and Data analysis, or an Investigation.

Schools offering students all three separate science GCSEs can provide a safety net by requiring students to complete at least one assessment of each type. In this way, weaker students can retain the option of being entered for just two Awards in June of year 11: GCSE Science and GCSE Additional Science.

See also guidance for students on Coursework for Triple Science.

See also

OCR
Customer Contact Centre
Tel: 01223 553998
Ask to talk to a Twenty First Century Science officer.

Triple Science

Guide to OCR website

OCR website


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