Exam Board – OCR Gateway Science
Core Science is part of a 2 year course consisting of GCSEs in Science (Year 10) and Additional Science (Year 11). Both GCSEs are examined at two levels: Higher Tier (targeting grades A* – C) and Foundation Tier (targeting grades C – G). The grades awarded for each course can be different.
Core Science includes two externally marked exams which are both taken in May/June of Year 10:
B1C1P1 75 minutes 35% of final grade
B2C2P2 90 minutes 40% of final grade
Internal School Assessment
25% of final grade – assessment completed in lessons.
The controlled assessment unit requires the completion of one assessment task, divided into three sections linked into an overall theme. The three sections are:
- Researching and collecting secondary data;
- Planning and collecting primary data through a practical investigation;
- Analysis and evaluation of their primary data, practical methods and research in order to draw and justify a conclusion.