Gcse Ocr 21st Century Science Case Study

This section for students studying the current (2011 onwards) Science course. If you are studying the old (pre-2011) course, please visit the pre-2011 course index.

Biology

You and your genes
Genes, inheritance, testing and treating genetic diseases, cloning and stem cells
Keeping healthy
Disease and resistance, antibiotics and drug testing, heart disease, keeping a healthy balance
Life on Earth
How species depend on each other, theory of evolution, the importance of biodiversity

Chemistry

Air quality
Chemicals in the air, chemical reactions and pollutants, improving air quality
Materials choices
Measuring properties of materials, crude oil and its uses, structure of materials, nanotechnology
Chemicals in our lives - risks and benefits
Minerals in Britain, the importance of salt, manufacture and use of chemicals, safety and sustainability

Physics

The Earth in the Universe
Earth, stars, galaxies and space, how the Earth is changing
Radiation and life
Electromagnetic radiation, benefits and risk, global warming, waves and communication
Sustainable energy
Using energy, generating electricity, choosing energy sources

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Controlled Assessed Coursework Guidance

Developing Your Coursework Skills activities and guidance to prepare for all aspects of GCSE coursework, for Core Science, Additional Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Core Science Coursework

The Controlled Assessed Coursework counts for 25% of the GCSE Science grade.
There are two tasks - the Case Study and the Data Analysis.

Each task is marked out of 32. Pupils may complete more than one Case Study or more than one Data Analysis. The final coursework mark is the total of the best Case Study mark and the best Data Analysis mark.

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Additional Science Coursework

The Controlled Assessed Coursework counts for 25% of the GCSE Additional Science grade.
The exam board sets three tasks each year relating to the Additional Science course. Candidates will be given one or more tasks to complete.

Each task is marked out of 64. If you complete more than one practical task, the final coursework mark is the highest of the total marks.

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Physics Coursework

The Controlled Assessed Coursework counts for 25% of the GCSE Physics grade.
There are two chances to carry out the coursework: one will relate to material covered in chapter 7; the other will relate to one of the other chapters.

Each task is marked out of 64. If you complete both of the practical tasks, the final coursework mark is the higher of the two totals.

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