The AQA Level 1/2 Certificates (IGCSEs) in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Double Award Science are fully accredited on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications at the same standard as GCSEs. They are particularly suitable for students who want to progress to A-levels.

The specifications qualify for Section 96 funding, and will be included in the Key Stage 4 Performance Tables from 2016.

The specifications are designed to encourage students to develop the skills needed for scientific enquiry through a detailed study of scientific knowledge. This means that there is less emphasis on some aspects of How Science Works than there is in the science GCSEs.

There is no controlled assessment, which makes the specifications particularly accessible to private candidates.

AQA Certificate (IGCSE)
Biology (IGCSE) (8401) Examined from 2013
Chemistry (IGCSE) (8402) Examined from 2013
Physics (IGCSE) (8403) Examined from 2013
Science: Double Award (IGCSE) (8404) Examined from 2013