Science (Double Award) Level 1/2 Certificate in Science

Length of course: 5 x three-quarter day sessions
Boards: AQA 8404

This course is suitable only for students studying AQA Certificate Double Science (8404) Option H (Higher Tier). This is the AQA equivalent to IGCSE Science.  It is not suitable for those students studying AQA Science, Additional Science or separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  It is also not suitable for students studying with other exam boards.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Cells, tissues, organs and organ systems
  • Carbohydrates, lipids & proteins
  • Enzymes & digestion
  • Breathing & respiration
  • Homeostasis
  • Defence against infectious disease
  • Plants as organisms
  • Variation, inheritance & evolution
  • Food chains, decay and the carbon cycle
  • Atomic structure
  • Ionic & covalent bonding
  • Air and water
  • Acids, bases and salt
  • Metals
  • Rates of reaction
  • Crude oil and fuels
  • Energy changes in chemical reactions
  • Electrolysis
  • Forces and their effects
  • Waves
  • Heating processes
  • Electricity
  • Nuclear physics