GCSE sciences: resources and support

Monday 2 Oct 2017

As the autumn term gets going, we want to help you make the most of our GCSE sciences resources and events, and help you find what you need on our website.

Planning, teaching and assessment resources

Each qualification has its own resources area, split into the following three categories:

  • Plan: here you’ll find preparing to teach materials including presentations and resources from meetings, plus co-teaching guides
  • Teach: including resources focusing on maths skills, practical guidance and materials, teaching guides, and Teachit's extensive free resource bank
  • Assess: explore our specimen question papers and mark schemes, exam guidance, and Exampro progress tests.

Choose your specification from the GCSE science qualifications page, then navigate to Plan, Teach, and Assess from each specification page.

Regional hub events

Our science hub schools are regional support networks that organise meetings giving you the chance to talk to other, local science teachers. Read more about our hub schools and book on to a meeting

Professional development and training

We've also got some great Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses available for you this term.

These have been created by teaching experts to ensure they're aligned with our specifications and approach to assessment. It's also an opportunity to meet other teachers to share ideas and best practice.

Secure assessment materials

Our support doesn’t end there – we keep recent question papers, mark schemes, examiner reports and additional specimen assessment materials on our secure extranet: Secure Key Materials (SKM) on e-AQA. This area is password-protected so students won't see these before their mock exams.

SKM also hosts our Year 10 tests, and Key Stage 3 transition tests.

Log in to e-AQA or register for an account

Second set of specimen materials from November

We will add the second full set of specimen question papers and mark schemes for your Year 11 mock exams to SKM on 30 November 2017. We'll be sharing all the latest information and updates about these soon.