Edexcel GCSE Additional Science

Edexcel GCSE Additional Science

This course is taken after core science.

Link to exam papers and reports.
Link to the course specification.

Course content

Unit B2: The components of life

Topic 1  The building blocks of cells
Topic 2  Organisms and energy
Topic 3  Common systems

Unit C2: Discovering chemistry

Topic 1  Atomic structure and the periodic table
Topic 2  Ionic compounds and analysis
Topic 3  Covalent compounds and separation techniques
Topic 4  Groups in the periodic table
Topic 5  Chemical reactions
Topic 6  Quantitative chemistry

Unit P2: Physics for your future

Topic 1  Static and current electricity
Topic 2  Controlling and using electric current
Topic 3  Motion and forces
Topic 4  Momentum, energy, work and power
Topic 5  Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion
Topic 6  Advantages and disadvantages of using radioactive materials

Unit ASCA: Additional Science controlled assessment

In this unit, candidates use a range of practical skills and knowledge in one investigation chosen from those supplied by AQA.

4 Responses to Edexcel GCSE Additional Science

  1. abdi January 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    hi bob i was wondering my son wanted to do edexcel science (b1;c1;p1) so i was thinking do you think it will good if he does b1 c1 p1 and maths b and english and english and ict .

    • Bob Foster January 16, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

      I don’t quite understand your question. Is your son in year 9 deciding on his GCSE options? He’ll have the to take science maths and English and ICT anyway – they’re compulsory. Feel free to call me on 07989412319 or email bobfostertuition@gmail.com

  2. Mark Maddock September 4, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    I teach Science to young people who live in children’s homes or foster homes… my currrent year 11 group is mixed ability and I was wondering which board is best suited for them? Half of them have done an old spec. AQA Science Unit based GCSE. Sometimes motivation can be a problem…!
    Is there a website which gives an impartial comment on each exam board to compare them; is WJEC any good?

    • Bob Foster September 4, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

      I cannot see a significant difference between the boards. They all follow the national curriculum. I find AQAs website and support very good, so you won’t go wrong with AQA core science and additional science. There’s nothing wrong with OCR or WJEC either. How do you decide? One way is to phone each and ask to speak to a science GCSE specialist. Get a feel for the level of expertise and support that you can expect.
      There’s no comparison website that I’m aware of.
      Good luck!

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