We review our qualifications continuously and are always open to receive feedback from teachers.
We have therefore updated our specifications for the GCSE Gateway Science A suite to make the level of breadth and depth required for teaching clearer:
These versions of the specifications apply from the June 2021 exam series.
To read more details about the changes we have made, take a look at our clarification summaries:
These documents are also available in the 'Planning' section of the 'Planning and teaching' page for each of the qualification pages.
For Combined Science A, we have added the same clarifications to the specification statements as for Biology A, Chemistry A and Physics A. To help you we will be publishing the clarification summary for Combined Science – J250 in the autumn 2020 term. In the meantime, please refer to the clarification summaries for the separate sciences.
Please note that these changes have been made based on feedback from teachers we received before the coronavirus crisis. We will let you know if Ofqual provides any further guidance for future series.
If you have any queries about this update, please call our Customer Support Centre on 01223 553998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.