Science

Here you will find the Unit Award Scheme (UAS) units that we have mapped to our GCSE Science and Entry Level Certificate (ELC) specifications.

Students will receive a certificate each time they complete a unit. By recognising their achievements in this way, the scheme allows students to engage with learning and take clear steps towards success.

GCSE Science: core skills

The UAS units listed below are mapped to the GCSE Science specification.

Biology

UAS unit title

UAS unit code

The order of structures that make up an organism

116134

The structure of the heart and the composition of blood

116135

The digestive system

116136

Cells

116508

Respiration

116509

The effect of lifestyle on health

116510

How the body fights disease

116511

Coordinating the body

116512

Natural and artificial selection

116513

Genetics: inheritance and engineering

116514

Biodiversity

116515

Photosynthesis

116516

Ecosystems

116517

Decay and the water cycle

116518

Chemistry

UAS unit title

UAS unit code

What is everything made of?: atoms and elements

116133

Chemistry: rates of reaction

116383

States of matter: solids, liquids and gases

116378

Joining elements together: elements and compounds

116379

Chemistry: mixtures and separating mixtures

116380

Chemistry: extracting and using metals

116381

Chemistry: acid reactions

116382

Polymers: the good and bad side of plastics

116384

Chemistry: the earth's atmosphere and global warming

116388

Chemistry: pollution and the human impact on our world

116390

Physics

UAS unit title

UAS unit code

Energy transfers

115824

Energy resources

115825

Types of force

115826

Speed and stopping distances

115827

Domestic electricity

116085

Electricity

116090

Magnets and electromagnets

116093

Radioactivity

116098

Science: space

116100

Science: waves

116101

Investigating friction

116504

Investigating reaction times

116505

Investigating resistance

116506

Investigating speed

116507

Investigating electromagnets

116503

GCSE Science: practicals

UAS unit title

UAS unit code

Taking and recording measurements in science

115007

Safe use of heating devices in a science laboratory

115009

Purifying dirty sea water safely

115010

Safely investigating the resistance of a wire

115011

Using a light microscope

115098

Random sampling

115111

Chromatography

115112

Rates of reaction

115113

Investigating density

115114

Entry Level Certificate (ELC)

The UAS units listed below are mapped to the ELC Science specification.

UAS unit title UAS unit code
Biology: The human body 15200
Biology: Environment, evolution and inheritance 15201
Chemistry: Elements, mixtures and compounds 15202
Chemistry: Chemistry in our world 15203
Physics: Energy, forces and the structure of matter 15204
Physics: Electricity, magnetism and waves 15205

ELC Science: smaller UAS units

Here we have split the six main components of the ELC Science specification into smaller UAS units.

UAS unit title UAS unit code
Biology: The human body (Unit 1) 108015
Biology: The human body (Unit 2) 108016
Biology: The human body (Unit 3) 108017
Biology: Environment, evolution and inheritance (Unit 1) 108051
Biology: Environment, evolution and inheritance (Unit 2) 108052
Biology: Environment, evolution and inheritance (Unit 3) 108053
Chemistry: Elements, mixtures and compounds (Unit 1) 108054
Chemistry: Elements, mixtures and compounds (Unit 2) 108055
Chemistry: Elements, mixtures and compounds (Unit 3) 108056
Chemistry: Elements, mixtures and compounds (Unit 4) 108057
Chemistry: Chemistry in our world (Unit 1) 108058
Chemistry: Chemistry in our world (Unit 2) 108059
Chemistry: Chemistry in our world (Unit 3) 108060
Chemistry: Chemistry in our world (Unit 4) 108061
Physics: Energy, forces and the structure of matter (Unit 1) 108065
Physics: Energy, forces and the structure of matter (Unit 2) 108066
Physics: Energy, forces and the structure of matter (Unit 3) 108067
Physics: Energy, forces and the structure of matter (Unit 4) 108073
Physics: Electricity, magnetism and waves (Unit 1) 108068
Physics: Electricity, magnetism and waves (Unit 2) 108069
Physics: Electricity, magnetism and waves (Unit 3) 108070
Physics: Electricity, magnetism and waves (Unit 4) 108071
Physics: Electricity, magnetism and waves (Unit 5) 108072

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