Cambridge iGCSE Combined Science
The exam can be taken at Foundation Tier (grades up to C) or Higher Tier (grades up to A*).
All candidates take three papers:
First Paper: Multiple choice questions; 45 minutes; 30% of total marks
Second Paper: Short answer and structured questions; 1 hr.15 mins; 50% of total marks.
Third Paper: 20% of total marks. There are three options:
Option 1: Coursework
Option 2: Practical test (1 hr. 30 mins)
Option 3: Alternative to practical (1 hr). This is an exam paper assessing the candidates understanding of laboratory methods and scientific investigations.
Private candidates will take Option 3.