GCSE Additional Science, when taken together with the GCSE Science course, prepares students for progression to study AS and A-levels in the sciences. By giving emphasis and space to the fundamental concepts in science, it provides a stimulating bridge to advanced study.
Additional Science leads to one GCSE grade, and takes 10% of curriculum time. Because the courses are separate, this may differ from the GCSE Science grade.
There are nine modules. Students study all of them. A module map summarising each module is available below to download. We are grateful to OUP for permission to publish these resources on this website.
This is a list of the modules in the 2006 course. The 2011 modules are similar. See the OCR 2011 specification.
- B4 Homeostasis B4 module map (96 KB)
- C4 Chemical patterns C4 module map (92 KB)
- P4 Explaining motion P4 module map (96 KB)
- B5 Growth and development B5 module map (93 KB)
- C5 Chemicals of the natural environment C5 module map (95 KB)
- P5 Electric circuits P5 module map (100 KB)
- B6 Brain and mind B6 module map (93 KB)
- C6 Chemical synthesis C6 module map (91 KB)
- P6 The wave model of radiation P6 module map (98 KB)