Our GCSE science suite specification (version 1.0) was printed in April 2016. We’ve updated the following PDF versions to correct a number of typographical errors in the scheme of assessment and to add clarification to the subject content. The changes will affect the 2020 and 2021 exams and onwards.
Clarification for 2020
We’ve clarified the expectation that knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts and principles of chemistry may be examined in Chemistry Paper 2 of GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy.
As this is already outlined at the beginning of the specification subject content, the clarification will apply to exams sat in 2020 and onwards.
Changes for 2021
We’ve made a small number of changes to the subject content that will apply to exams sat in summer 2021 and onwards – see our summary.
The updated pdf specifications (version 1.1) can be found on our qualifications pages. No changes have been made to the GCSE Biology (8461) specification.