End-of-item test and can-do tasks are set by OCR. The practical tasks are devised by the centre to allow their students to access all areas of the marking criteria by allowing their students to demonstration a scientific approach to investigation.
There are 36 teaching items in total, 12 for each of biology, chemistry and physics. In all three sciences, students develop their understanding of how scientific principles and concepts help describe complex and diverse natural phenomena in terms of a small number of key ideas. They also develop relevant practical skills.
The 12 teaching items: