The data shows an increase in the top grades in GCSE Physics this year, with the most results awarded in grades 8 (15.2 percent) and 9 (12.5 percent). That said, in GCSE Physics, grades are awarded for being able to explain practical exams, as students would have been used to doing with the old system. The specification (what many parents would call the “curriculum”) lists all the topics and learning objectives that a student should cover throughout their GCSE course. GCSE grade limits tell us the number of gross grades a student must achieve to receive a given grade.
However, we know that when students are required to have a science GCSE to enter teacher training or similar, a 4-3 in combined science will suffice. In combined science, those anchor points are less clear, because there is no prior double GCSE award for comparison. In biology, chemistry and physics, examining boards will use statistics so that, in general terms, the same proportion of students achieve grade 4 or higher as they had previously earned a grade C or higher in legacy GCSE single science grades. The consultation gathered more than 6,000 responses, with nearly a quarter of students, and showed that more than 90 percent of students and parents were in favor of giving advance information about the test approach next summer to support students with the review, and about 80 percent or more were in favor of giving advance information on the test approach next summer to support students with the review, and about 80 percent or more were agreement with offering topic options in some GCSE subjects.
Students pursuing combined sciences will study all three sciences and will cover approximately two-thirds of the content of individual GCSEs in biology, chemistry and physics. This is a guide for parents of GCSE students and explains everything you need to know about the new science GCSEs “9-1”. There are three more grades that count in the English Baccalaureate (eBACC) and three that can be GCSE grades or any other non-GCSE grade from the list approved by the Department of Education. GCSE's results for the English language are similar to those for mathematics, and one factor in this could be that each student has to study mathematics and English, while other subjects are chosen by the student.
No, there are no longer grades for any coursework in any GCSE; all exams are taken at the end of Year 11; this is called a “linear system”. Double Award Science (also known as “Combined Science” or “Trilogy”) is where students study all three sciences (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) but end up with two GCSEs. The new study programs for all GCSEs, including physics, which is the specification set by the Department of Education of what all exam boards should cover, have been updated and include more content than the old GCSE programs. Several people have asked us about the basis of the predictions for the new science GCSEs and, in particular, for the combined scientific prize.