One inevitable consequence of the introduction of a new system is that students do not have a large bank of past exam papers to be used for exam practice.
Each exam board has produced a small number of new 9-1 papers.
The specification (what many parents would call the ‘syllabus’) lists all the topics and learning objectives that a student must cover during their entire GCSE course.
The new 9-1 specification has been updated substantially and includes more content and more challenging subject content than the old specification.
The theory behind these practicals, as well as the practical skills themselves – planning, analysis and evaluation – will be tested in the GCSE exams.
There will be no separate grade for practicals, but questions related to practicals will account for 15% of the total marks in the final exams.of GCSE students and explains all you need to know about the new ‘9-1’ Science GCSEs.It summarises the changes that have occurred in recent years and discusses the content of the new 9-1 exams.Based on guidance from school, students must choose whether to sit Foundation tier or Higher tier (and they must then take all six papers at the same tier).My GCSE Science covers both Foundation tier need to cover in our video tutorials is labelled ‘HT’ in our Revision Checklists and highlighted with a ‘HT’ logo on the video tutorials.Simply put, the GCSEs are more demanding than before.As a result, however, the grade boundaries are lower than previously, which means that students can get a high grade with a relatively modest percentage mark. Students could take some of their GCSE exams and/or ‘coursework units’ well before the end of the course.My GCSE Science video tutorials deal specifically with mandatory practicals.These are available by clicking the “Practicals” button at the top of the video dashboard.The sheer quantity of content can seem daunting, but our helps students to keep tabs on the topics they have covered.It is linked to the results of the multiple-choice quizzes and automatically provides a structure for students to work steadily through the specification.