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Ashcroft Technology Academy

GCSE Combined Science

Combined Science 


OCR Gateway Combined Science A ( 9-1) J250

Course Content



Year 9

B1: Cell level system and B2: Scaling up

C1: Particles and C2: Elements, compounds & mixtures

P1: Matter and  P2: Forces

CS7: Practical skills

Year 10

B3: Organism level systems and B4: Community level systems

C3: Chemical reactions and C4: Predicting & identifying reactions & products

P3: Electricity & magnetism and P4: Waves & radioactivity

CS7: Practical skills

Year 11

B5: Genes, inheritance & selection and B6: Global challenges

C5: Monitoring & controlling chemical reactions  and C6 Global challenges

P5: Energy and P6: Global challenges

CS7: Practical skills


Paper 1 -Biology - 16.7% (Assesses content from topics B1-B3 and CS7)

Paper 2- Biology - 16.7% (Assesses content from topics B4–B6 and CS, with assumed knowledge of B1–B3)

Paper 3 -Chemistry - 16.7% (Assesses content from topics C1-C3 and CS7)

Paper 4 – Chemistry- 16.7% (Assesses content from topics C4–C6 and CS7, with assumed knowledge of C1–C3)

Paper 5 – Physics-16.7% (Assesses content from topics P4–P6 and CS7, with assumed knowledge of P1–P3)

Paper 6 – Physics – (16.7% Assesses content from topics P4–P6 and CS7, with assumed knowledge of P1–P3)

List of Resources

The best revision guides

  • Collins OCR Combined Science - in one revision & practice (available in repro)

  • CGP GCSE Combined science for OCR gateway ( grade 9-1 )

The best revision websites