GCSE 21st Century Science (OCR)
Year 11 science, J242
A single science GCSE with nine modules: biology (B4,B5, B6), chemistry (C4,C5,C6), physics (P4,P5,P6) 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:B4 B5 B6
||Higher:B4 B5 B6
||Found:C4 C5 C6
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||Found:P4 P5 P6
||Higher:P4 P5 P6
||Found:B4 C4 P4
||Higher:B4 C4 P4
||Found:B5 C5 P5
||Higher:B5 C5 P5
||Found:B6 C6 P6
||Higher:B6 C6 P6
21st Century science Syllabus
B4: The processes of life
- How do chemical reactions take place in living things?
- How do plants make food?
- How do living organisms obtain energy?
- What are the patterns in the properties of elements?
- How do chemists explain the patterns in the properties of elements?
- How do chemists explain the properties of compounds of Group 1 and Group 7 elements?
- How can we describe motion?
- What are forces?
- What is the connection between forces and motion?
- How can we describe motion in terms of energy changes?
B5: Growth and development
- How do organisms develop?
- How does an organism produce new cells?
- How do genes control growth and development within the cell
C5: Chemicals of the natural environment
- What types of chemicals make up the atmosphere?
- What reactions happen in the hydrosphere?
- What types of chemicals make up the Earth's lithosphere?
- How can we extract useful metals from minerals?
- Electric current - a flow of what?
- What determines the size of the current in an electric circuit and the energy it transfers?
- How do parallel and series circuits work?
- How is mains electricity produced? How are voltages and currents induced?
- How do electric motors work?
- How do animals respond to changes in their environment?
- How is information passed through the nervous system?
- Can reflex responses be learned?
- How do humans develop more complex behaviour?
- Chemicals and why we need them
- Planning, carrying out and controlling a chemical synthesis
P6: Radioactive materials
- Why are some materials radioactive?
- How can radioactive materials be used and handled safely, including wastes?