AQA Combined Science GCSE – Synergy (8465)

Science GCSE tuitionAQA Combined Science GCSE – Synergy (8465)

Key features:

  • Synergy is one of two combined (double) science courses offered by AQA – the other is Trilogy. They both cover the same material, but are arranged differently.
  • The content matter and practicals are the same as in the separate sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Physics – offering some flexibility to teachers.
  • Written exam only – no practical exam or controlled assessment.
  • Four written exam papers, 1 hour 45  minutes each, taken at the end of the course – no modules.
  • Foundation and Higher tiers.
  • Each paper has a variety of question types including multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.
  • First exam is summer 2018.
  • Instead of a practical exam, there are twenty-one required practicals in school. Some exam questions will be about these practicals.
  • At least 15% of the marks in the written exams will draw on the knowledge and understanding students gain by carrying out the required practical activities.

Exam papers and topics:

Paper 1 covers: Building blocks; Transport over larger distances; Interactions with the environment and Explaining change
Paper 2 covers: Building blocks; Transport over larger distances; Interactions with the environment and Explaining change.
Paper 3 covers: Building blocks for understanding; Interactions over small and large distances; Movement and interactions and Guiding Spaceship Earth towards a sustainable future.
Paper 4 covers: Building blocks for understanding; Interactions over small and large distances; Movement and interactions and Guiding Spaceship Earth towards a sustainable future.

Exam papers, marking schemes and examiners’ reports:

Link to specimen papers. There are no past papers as the first exams are in the summer of 2018.

 

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