GCSE Combined Science Edexcel Past Papers

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Edexcel GCSE Combined Science

June 2018

Foundation

Paper 1: Biology 1
Paper 2: Biology 2
Paper 3: Chemistry 1
Paper 4: Chemistry 2
Paper 5: Physics 1
Paper 6: Physics 2

Higher

Paper 1: Biology 1
Paper 2: Biology 2
Paper 3: Chemistry 1
Paper 4: Chemistry 2
Paper 5: Physics 1
Paper 6: Physics 2

Edexcel – GCSE Combined Science Trilogy grade boundaries June 2018 

Edexcel GCSE Science Spec at a Glance

Introduction

The Edexcel GCSE combined Science specification covers Biology, Chemistry and Physics in detail. From studying the structure of a cell to acids and alkalis to forces and motion, all the key GCSE Science topics are covered in the combined course.

Content and assessment overview

The Edexcel Combined Science GCSE (9–1) exams consist of six terminal examinations with no coursework. There are required practicals within the course which will also be examined within the 6 terminal exam papers. All the Edexcel GCSE combined Science papers are available at foundation tier and higher tier.

Paper 1: Biology 1 (Paper code: 1SC0/1BF, 1SC0/1BH)

Exam structure:

·Written examination: 1 hour and 10 minutes

·16.67% of the qualification

·60 marks

·Content covered: Topic 1 – Key concepts in biology, Topic 2 – Cells and control, Topic 3 – Genetics, Topic 4 – Natural selection and genetic modification, Topic 5 – Health, disease and the development of medicines

Paper 2: Biology 2 (Paper code: 1SC0/2BF, 1SC0/2BH)

Exam structure:

·Written examination: 1 hour and 10 minutes

·16.67% of the qualification

·60 marks

·Content summary: Topic 1 – Key concepts in biology, Topic 6 – Plant structures and their functions, Topic 7 – Animal coordination, control and homeostasis, Topic 8 – Exchange and transport in animals, Topic 9 – Ecosystems and material cycles

Paper 3: Chemistry 1 (Paper code: 1SC0/1CF, 1SC0/1CH)

Exam structure:

·Written examination: 1 hour and 10 minutes

·16.67% of the qualification

·60 marks

·Content: Topic 1 – Key concepts in chemistry, Topic 2 – States of matter and mixtures, Topic 3 – Chemical changes, Topic 4 – Extracting metals and equilibria

Paper 4: Chemistry 2 (Paper code: 1SC0/2CF, 1SC0/2CH)

Exam structure:

·Written examination: 1 hour and 10 minutes

·16.67% of the qualification

·60 marks

·Content summary: Topic 1 – Key concepts in chemistry, Topic 6 – Groups in the periodic table, Topic 7 – Rates of reaction and energy changes, Topic 8 – Fuels and Earth science

Paper 5: Physics 1 (Paper code: 1SC0/1PF, 1SC0/1PH)

Exam structure:

·Written examination: 1 hour and 10 minutes

·16.67% of the qualification

·60 marks

·Content covered: Topic 1 – Key concepts of physics, Topic 2 – Motion and forces, Topic 3 – Conservation of energy, Topic 4 – Waves, Topic 5 – Light and the electromagnetic spectrum, Topic 6 – Radioactivity

Paper 6: Physics 2 (Paper code: 1SC0/2PF, 1SC0/2PH)

Exam structure:

·Written examination: 1 hour 10 minutes

·16.67% of the qualification

·60 marks

·Content summary:Topic 1 – Key concepts of physics, Topic 8 – Energy – Forces doing work, Topic 9 – Forces and their effects, Topic 10 – Electricity and circuits, Topic 12 – Magnetism and the motor effect, Topic 13 – Electromagnetic induction, Topic 14 – Particle model, Topic 15 – Forces and matter is also covered.

Edexcel GCSE Combined Science Assessment Summary:

·There are foundation and higher tier papers available

·A calculator is permitted in every paper.

·Some formulae will be provided but many must be learned.

·Students must sit papers in the same year and of the same tier, so either all foundation or all higher.

·All marks for the Edexcel GCSE Combined Science qualification are awarded in the 6 terminal exams which are sat at the end of year 11 for most students.