Specification at a glance

This qualification consists of four units of content: three teaching units and a practical Controlled Assessment unit.

Unit 1: Further Additional Science – Biology 3
Written paper – 1 hour
60 marks – 25%
Structured and closed questions

At least one question assessing Quality of Written Communication in a science context.
Available at Foundation or Higher Tier.
Unit 2: Further Additional Science – Chemistry 3
Written paper – 1 hour 
60 marks – 25% 
Structured and closed questions 

At least one question assessing Quality of Written Communication in a science context. 
Available at Foundation or Higher Tier.
Unit 3: Further Additional Science – Physics 3
Written paper – 1 hour
60 marks – 25% 
Structured and closed questions 

At least one question assessing Quality of Written Communication in a science context. 
Available at Foundation or Higher Tier.
Unit 4: Controlled Assessment
Investigative Skills Assignment – two written assessments plus one or two lessons for practical work and data processing. 
50 marks – 25% 
Controlled Assessment:
  • we set the ISAs and send you all the information before the course starts
  • you choose which of several ISAs to do and when
  • your candidates do the ISA test in class time
  • you mark their tests using marking guidance from us
  • we moderate your marks.