GCSE 21st Century Science (OCR)
Year 10 science, J241
A single science GCSE with nine modules: biology (B1,B2, B3), chemistry (C1,C2,C3), physics (P1,P2,P3) and an assessment.
GCSE Science change from A* to G → 9-1
GCSE Science is changing for year 10's from September 2016, examined in June 2018. Details here.
21st Century Science past papers
From June 2014 individual science papers were introduced.
||Found:B1 B2 B3
||Higher:B1 B2 B3
||Found:C1 C2 C3
||Higher:C1 C2 C3
||Found:P1 P2 P3
||Higher:P1 P2 P3
||Found:B1 C1 P1
||Higher:B1 C1 P1
||Found:B2 C2 P2
||Higher:B2 C2 P23
||Found:B3 C3 P3
||Higher:B3 C3 P3
21st Century science Syllabus
- What are genes and how do they affect the way
that organisms develop?
- Why can people look like their parents, brothers and sisters, but not be identical to them?
- How can and should genetic information be used? How can we use our knowledge of genes
to prevent disease?
- How is a clone made?
- Which chemicals make up air, and which ones are pollutants? How do I make sense of data
about air pollution?
- What chemical reactions produce air pollutants? What happens to these pollutants in the atmosphere?
- What choices can we make personally, locally,nationally or globally to improve air quality?
P1: The Earth in the Universe
- What do we know about the place of the Earth in the Universe?
- What do we know about the Earth and how it is changing?
- How do our bodies resist infection?
- What are vaccines and antibiotics and how do they work?
- What factors increase the risk of heart disease?
- How do our bodies keep a healthy water balance?
- How do we measure the properties of materials and why are the results useful?
- Why is crude oil important as a source of new materials such as plastics and fibres?
- Why does it help to know about the molecular structure of materials such as plastics and fibres?
- What is nanotechnology and why is it important?
- What types of electromagnetic radiation are there? What happens when radiation hits an object?
- Which types of electromagnetic radiation harm living tissue and why?
- What is the evidence for global warming, why might it be occurring, and how serious a threat is it?
- How are electromagnetic waves used in communications?
- Systems in balance - how do different species depend on each other?
- How has life on Earth evolved?
- What is the importance of biodiversity?
C3: Chemicals in our lives - risks and benefits
- What were the origins of minerals in Britain that contribute to our economic wealth?
- Where does salt come from and why is it so important?
- Why do we need chemicals such as alkalis and chlorine andhow do we make them?
- What can we do to make our use of chemicals safe and sustainable?
- How much energy do we use?
- How can electricity be generated?
- Which energy sources should we choose