Edexcel Further Additional Science

This new GCSE course consists of what used to be called the extension (third) modules of the individual sciences – B3, C3, P3. There is no new content. The purpose of this is to allow students who wish to get three science GCSEs to have the option of doing the three at different times (Core Science, Additional Science and Further Additional) rather than with Biology, Chemistry and Physics where all the modules of each science have to be done at the same time. So you end up with three GCSEs, but called Science, Additional and Further Additional instead of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

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

Course content:

Unit B3: Using biology
Topic 1 Control systems
Topic 2 Behaviour
Topic 3 Biotechnology

Unit C3: Chemistry in action

Topic 1 Qualitative analysis
Topic 2 Quantitative analysis
Topic 3 Electrolytic processes
Topic 4 Gases, equilibria and ammonia
Topic 5 Organic chemistry

Unit P3: Applications of physics

Topic 1 Radiation in treatment and medicine
Topic 2 X-rays and ECGs
Topic 3  Production, uses and risks of ionising radiation from radioactive sources
Topic 4 Motion of particles
Topic 5 Kinetic theory and gases

Controlled assessment

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

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