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1 GCSE (Subject availability) Edexcel Information Manual Section

2 154 GCSE (Subject availability) Edexcel Information Manual September 200

3 GCSE (Subject availability) 155 GCSE (Subject availability) Contents 1 Key dates Entry deadlines Making late entries and amendments Applied GCSE assessment availability Submission of centre marks Applied GCSE (Double Award) units with associated pre-release information for external assessment GCSE, including Applied GCSE (Double Award), results dates Retention of certificates 15 2 Entry procedures 15 3 GCSE English, Mathematics (including coursework), final opportunity and 360Science: November Alphabetical list of specification, cash-in, option and unit codes Applied GCSE (Double Award): January Alphabetical list of specification cash-in and unit codes 16 5 GCSE (Mathematics and 360Science): March Alphabetical list of unit codes GCSE (Linear and Short Courses): June Alphabetical list of specification and option codes GCSE (Modular Mathematics, Religious Studies and 360Science) and Applied GCSE (Double Award): June Alphabetical list of specification cash-in, unit and option codes 19 Edexcel Information Manual September 200

4 156 GCSE (Subject availability) GCSE (Subject availability) 1 Key dates GCSE examinations are normally held in the June examination series. GCSE English examinations are also available in the November examination series. GCSE 360Science units are available in the November, March and June examination series. GCSE Mathematics (New) Two Tier 231 units are available in the November, March and June examination series. GCSE Mathematics 2540 and 2544 Two Tier with coursework (final opportunity) examinations are available in the November examination series only. Applied GCSE (Double Award) examinations are normally held in January and June. Portfolio moderation will take place in May only (see part 1.3). IGCSE examinations are normally held in the June examination series with limited subject availability in the November examination series and are only available to centres with prior authorisation from Edexcel. 1.1 Entry deadlines Examination series November 200 January 2009 Information required GCSE unit, cash-in and terminal paper entries and GCSE linear paper and cash-in entries Applied GCSE (Double Award) unit and cash-in entries via EDI and Edexcel Online Return to Edexcel by 4 October October 200 March 2009 GCSE unit entries via EDI and Edexcel Online 2 January 2009 June 2009 June 2009 GCSE unit, cash-in and GCSE linear paper and cash-in entries via EDI and Edexcel Online (including IGCSE) Applied GCSE (Double Award) unit and cash-in entries via EDI and Edexcel Online only 21 February March 2009 Important: In response to feedback from centres, the deadline for the March entries (following the release of the November results) is now 2 January Similarly, in response to feedback from centres, there will be a window for June 2009 re-sit entries following the release of the March Science and Two Tier Mathematics unit results on 16 April Late fees will be withheld on re-sit entries made during the window period of April Please note that this window will apply to 360Science and Two Tier Mathematics unit re-sit entries only. Following the closure of the window, late fee invoices will be issued. The entry deadline for new entries for these subjects remains 21 February Making late entries and amendments Examination series Late fees may be charged from Amendment fees may be charged from Higher late fees may be charged from November October October November 200 January October November November 200 March January February February 2009 June February March April 2009 June March 2009* 4 April 2009* 22 April 2009 Edexcel Information Manual September 200

5 GCSE (Subject availability) 157 Note: *Applied GCSE (Double Award) unit and cash-in entries only. For information about fees charged for late entries, change of options and the addition of subjects, please refer to the Making Entries section of this manual. Please also refer to the Edexcel GCE and GCSE price list. 1.3 Applied GCSE assessment availability GCSE (Double Award) title External assessment January 2009 June 2009 Moderation of internally assessed units 15 May 2009 submission date for sample Applied Art and Design (2301) * Applied Business (2306) Engineering (2316) * Health and Social Care (2321) Applied ICT (2331) * * Leisure and Tourism (2346) Manufacturing (2351) * Note: *Subjects with external assessment supported by pre-release information require an early notification of entry to generate required pre-release materials. If you have not yet sent notification of entry for these subjects, please notify Edexcel without delay. Entries for coursework (portfolio) units should be submitted in the relevant examination series. Fees will be charged per unit entry. If a candidate requires the issue of a GCSE grade on 19 March 2009 or 27 August 2009, the relevant specification cash-in code must be entered. The specification code is used as the cash-in code and these have been listed in parts 4 and 7 of this section. The 4-digit specification cash-in codes for Applied GCSE (Double Award) start with a Submission of centre marks Examination series November 200 June 2009 June 2009* Information required Centre marks via EDI, Edexcel Online or OPTEMS Centre marks via EDI, Edexcel Online or OPTEMS Centre marks via EDI, Edexcel Online or OPTEMS Submission to Edexcel by 6 November May May 200* Note: *Applied GCSE (Double Award) unit and cash-in entries only. Edexcel Information Manual September 200

6 15 GCSE (Subject availability) 1.5 Applied GCSE (Double Award) units with associated pre-release information for external assessment Unit Date of pre-release Related exam series Applied Art and Design (5303) September 200 June 2009 Engineering (531) September 200 June 2009 Applied ICT (5331) Pre-release material for Applied ICT (5331) is released in accordance with the ICE document found on the Edexcel website By 1 October 200 January 2009 and June 2009 Manufacturing (531) September 200 June 2009 Note: Centres will not receive pre-release materials unless they have submitted an early notification of entry to Edexcel. Centres that have not yet submitted an early notification of entry should contact Edexcel without delay. Centres will also be able to access the prerelease material for the above subjects via the Edexcel website. 1.6 GCSE, including Applied GCSE (Double Award), results dates This table gives the dates when paper-based results will be in centres. Please note that results are available via Edexcel Online and EDI on a date prior to those shown below. The exception is the January 2009 examination series where the JCQ EDI and Edexcel Online release date is 12 March 2009, with the hard copy paper results being released one week later as indicated below. Examination series Results issued Results in centres by November 200 January 2009 GCSE unit, cash-in and linear paper entries (including IGCSE) Applied GCSE (Double Award) unit and cash-in Certificates in centres by 15 January February March May 2009 March 2009 GCSE unit entries 16 April 2009 N/A June 2009 GCSE (including Applied GCSE (Double Award)) unit, cash-in and linear entries (including IGCSE) Note: Grades for GCSE subjects cannot be declined. 1.7 Retention of certificates 27 August October 2009 It is no longer necessary to return uncollected certificates to Edexcel. They may be destroyed (in a confidential manner) after retention for a period of no less than 12 months from the date of issue. 2 Entry procedures Please see the Making Entries section of this manual for details of how to register and enter candidates (using Edexcel Online) and for information on fees, results and certification. Centres should refer to the EDI section of this manual if examination entries are submitted by EDI to Edexcel. Edexcel Information Manual September 200

7 GCSE GCSE (Subject - November availability) GCSE English, Mathematics (including coursework), final opportunity and 360Science: November Alphabetical list of specification, cash-in, option and unit codes Notes Option codes must be used when entering optional, extension or alternative papers within a specification. Entry deadlines may be found in part 1.1 of this section. Centres are reminded to submit the relevant cash-in should the issue of a GCSE grade be required on the designated results day. English A 1203 Tier Option code Paper combinations Notes Foundation F 1A, 1B, 2F, 3F Targeted at grades G C Higher H 1A, 1B, 4H, 5H Targeted at grades D A* Foundation CT 1AT, 1B, 2F, 3F Transfer of speaking and listening coursework 1AT Foundation DT 1A, 1BT, 2F, 3F Transfer of reading and writing coursework 1BT Foundation ET 1AT, 1BT, 2F, 3F Transfer of both speaking and listening and reading and writing coursework 1AT/1BT Higher FT 1AT, 1B, 4H, 5H Transfer of speaking and listening coursework 1AT Higher GT 1A, 1BT, 4H, 5H Transfer of reading and writing coursework 1BT Higher HT 1AT, 1BT, 4H, 5H Transfer of both speaking and listening and reading and writing coursework 1AT/1BT Notes: 1203 (specification A): Media assessed by written examination. Different Cultures and Traditions assessed by written coursework. Pre-release material The Edexcel Anthology for GCSE English/English Literature. Please note for both GCSE English 1203 (specification A) and 1204 (specification B), candidates for papers 2F and 4H are required to study one of the three collections of poems. Candidates may also use the same collection of poems for GCSE English Literature 1213 if they are preparing to answer the poetry section in this examination. Please note that for GCSE English 1203 (specification A), candidates must study the Non-fiction prose section of the anthology. Transferring coursework marks Coursework marks can be transferred from a previous examination for this specification. Edexcel Information Manual September 200

8 160 GCSE (Subject - November availability) 200 English B 1204 Tier Option code Paper combinations Notes Foundation F 1A, 1B, 2F, 3F Targeted at grades G C Higher H 1A, 1B, 4H, 5H Targeted at grades D A* Foundation CT 1AT, 1B, 2F, 3F Transfer of speaking and listening coursework 1AT Foundation DT 1A, 1BT, 2F, 3F Transfer of reading and writing coursework 1BT Foundation ET 1AT, 1BT, 2F, 3F Transfer of both speaking and listening and reading and writing coursework 1AT/1BT Higher FT 1AT, 1B, 4H, 5H Transfer of speaking and listening coursework 1AT Higher GT 1A, 1BT, 4H, 5H Transfer of reading and writing coursework 1BT Higher HT 1AT, 1BT, 4H, 5H Transfer of both speaking and listening and reading and writing coursework 1AT/1BT Notes: 1204 (specification B): Media assessed by written coursework. Different Cultures and Traditions assessed by written examination. Pre-release material The Edexcel Anthology for GCSE English / English Literature. Please note for both GCSE English 1203 (specification A) and 1204 (specification B), candidates for papers 2F and 4H are required to study one of the three collections of poems. Candidates may also use the same collection of poems for GCSE English Literature 1213 if they are preparing to answer the poetry section in this examination. Please note that for GCSE English 1204 (specification B), candidates must study the Different Cultures and Traditions section of the anthology. Transferring coursework marks Coursework marks can be transferred from a previous examination for this specification. Mathematics Two Tier (Modular) without coursework 231 First certification June GCSE Mathematics Two Tier (Modular) units (531F, 531H, 532F, 532H, 533F and 533H) are available in the March 2009 and June 2009 examination series. Units 534F and 534H are available in the June 2009 examination series. Mathematics Two Tier (Modular) 231 Unit code Unit title 531F Unit 1 Foundation 531H Unit 1 Higher 532F Unit 2 Foundation (stage 1) 532H Unit 2 Higher (stage 1) 533F Unit 2 Foundation (stage 2) 533H Unit 2 Higher (stage 2) Note: A candidate cannot be entered for both the Foundation and a Higher Tier of the same unit or stage in the same examination series. However, a candidate may re-sit a unit at a different tier in another examination series. Units 1, Unit 2 stage 1 and stage 2; and Unit 3 may be taken at different tiers and still count towards the final GCSE Mathematics award. Edexcel Information Manual September 200

9 GCSE GCSE (Subject - November availability) Mathematics Two Tier (Linear) final opportunity 2540 Although this specification follows a linear teaching pattern, the relevant paper codes and cash-in codes must be submitted at entry. Tier Paper codes Available grades Notes Foundation 5507A and 5540F G-C Centre-assessed coursework* Higher 5507A and 5540H D-A* Centre-assessed coursework* Foundation 5507B and 5540F G-C Edexcel-marked coursework** Higher 5507B and 5540H D-A* Edexcel-marked coursework** Foundation 5540F G-C Transferred coursework*** Higher 5540H D-A* Transferred coursework*** Specification cash-in code Subject title Unit codes 2540 GCSE Mathematics 5507A or 5507B and 5540F or 5540H Notes: *Candidates at Foundation tier with centre-assessed coursework should be entered for 5507A, 5540F and Candidates at Higher tier with centre-assessed coursework should be entered for 5507A, 5540H and **Candidates at Foundation tier with Edexcel-marked coursework should be entered for 5507B, 5540F and Candidates at Higher tier with Edexcel-marked coursework should be entered for 5507B, 5540H and ***Transferring coursework marks - Candidates at Foundation tier with transferred coursework should be entered for 5540F and Candidates at Higher tier with transferred coursework should be entered for 5540H and Coursework marks can be transferred (banked under a UCI as unit 5507, 5507A, 5507B or 5507T) from a previous examination for this specification or 2544, GCSE Mathematics A and B, or the equivalent GCSE Mathematics specification of another awarding body. This specification will be withdrawn after the November 200 examination series, to be replaced by the New Two Tier specification without coursework. Please see the specification 130 Mathematics Two Tier (Linear) without coursework for further details. Mathematics Two Tier (Modular) final opportunity 2544 Unit codes Unit titles Available grades 5507A Unit 1 Centre-assessed coursework 5507B Unit 1 Edexcel-marked coursework 5542F Unit 2 Foundation 5542H Unit 2 Higher 5543F Unit 3 Foundation 5543H Unit 3 Higher 5544F Unit 4 Foundation G-C 5544H Unit 4 Higher D-A* Specification cash-in code Subject title Unit codes 2544 GCSE Mathematics 5507A or 5507B, 5542F or 5542H, 5543F or 5543H and 5544F or 5544H Notes: A candidate cannot be entered for both the Foundation and a Higher Tier of the same unit in the same examination series. To be eligible for GCSE 2544 Mathematics Two Tier (Modular) in November 200, a candidate must be entered for, or have banked under their UCI: units 5542F or 5542H, 5543F or 5543H, 5544F or 5544H, 5507A or 5507B (unless the candidate is transferring coursework from a previous exam series or another board, see below) and cash-in Coursework marks can be transferred (or banked under a UCI as unit 5507, 5507A, 5507B or 5507T) from a previous examination for this specification or 2540, GCSE Mathematics A and B, or the equivalent GCSE Mathematics specification of another awarding body. This specification will be withdrawn after the November 200 examination series, to be replaced by the New Two Tier specification without coursework. Please see the specification 231 Mathematics Two Tier (Modular) without coursework for further details. Edexcel Information Manual September 200

10 162 GCSE (Subject - November availability) 200 GCSE 360Science 2101 Entries must be made for each unit the candidate intends to offer in the November 200 examination series by entering the appropriate unit code (eg 5001). If the candidate requires the issue of a grade for GCSE Science on the designated results day the cash-in code 2101 must also be submitted at the time of entry. Examination centres should note that the submission of this cash-in code will not generate entries for any individual units. Specification cash-in code Subject title Unit codes required for certification 2101 GCSE Science 5001, 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005, 5006, 5007, 500, 5009, 5010 Unit code Unit title Notes 5001 Practical Skills (Science) Internally assessed (Non-moderated) 5002 B1: Edexcel-devised Assessment Activity Internally assessed 5003 C1: Edexcel-devised Assessment Activity Internally assessed 5004 P1: Edexcel-devised Assessment Activity Internally assessed 5005 B1a: Topic 1 Environment; Externally assessed Topic 2 Genes (Multiple Choice) * 5006 B1b: Topic 3 Electrical and Chemical Signals; Externally assessed Topic 4 Use, Misuse and Abuse (Multiple Choice) * 5007 C1a: Topic 5 Patterns in Properties; Externally assessed Topic 6 Making Changes (Multiple Choice) * 500 C1b: Topic 7 There s One Earth; Externally assessed Topic Designer Products (Multiple Choice) * 5009 P1a: Topic 9 Producing and Measuring Electricity; Externally assessed Topic 10 You re in Charge (Multiple Choice) * 5010 P1b: Topic 11 Now You See It, Now You Don t; Externally assessed Topic 12 Space and Its Mysteries (Multiple Choice) * * Multiple Choice Papers: There will be two tiers of examination for each of the multiple choice papers (Foundation tier and Higher tier). Centres are not required to indicate the tier of entry as each multiple choice paper will contain questions on both tiers of entry and centres may decide nearer the time, or even on the day of the examination, which tier is appropriate for each candidate. The answer sheet will permit responses from either tier of the test. Each multiple choice paper will contain 40 questions. The Foundation tier candidates must be instructed to answer questions 1-24 and the Higher tier candidates must be instructed to answer questions on the answer sheet provided (covering all 40 questions). Please note that: a candidate does not have to sit the same tier for each of the tiered units. For example, a candidate could sit Higher tier for unit 5005 and Foundation tier for unit 500 where the externally assessed units need to be repeated in order to claim a further qualification award, the candidates must enter using the appropriate codes (eg, the entry code for the B1a unit test contributing to GCSE Science will be 5005 whereas the entry code for the B1a unit test contributing to GCSE Biology will be 5025) candidates do not have to re-enter for internally assessed units if they wish to claim a further qualification award even if it does have a different title, after having claimed one award that used the unit scores candidates may cash-in for qualification awards in GCSE Science, GCSE Additional Science, GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and/or GCSE Physics in the same examination series provided they have completed the appropriate units cash-in opportunities are only available in the November and June examination series. Edexcel Information Manual September 200

11 GCSE GCSE (Subject - November availability) GCSE 360 Additional Science 2103 Entries must be made for each unit the candidate intends to offer in the November 200 examination series by entering the appropriate unit code (eg 5011). If the candidate requires the issue of a grade for GCSE Additional Science on the designated results day, the cash-in code 2103 must also be submitted at the time of entry. Examination centres should note that the submission of this cash-in code will not generate entries for any individual units. Specification cash-in code Subject title Unit codes required for certification 2103 GCSE Additional Science Ten units: 5011, 5012, 5013, 5014 plus two of: 5015, 5016 F or 5016H, 5021 plus two of: 5017, 501 F or 501H, 5022 plus two of: 5019, 5020 F or 5020H, 5023 Unit code Unit title Notes 5011 Practical Skills (Additional Science) Internally assessed Non-moderated 5012 B2: Edexcel-devised Assessment Activity Internally assessed 5013 C2: Edexcel-devised Assessment Activity Internally assessed 5014 P2: Edexcel-devised Assessment Activity Internally assessed 5015 B2: Topic 1 Inside Living Cells; Topic 2 Divide and Develop; Externally assessed Topic 3 Energy Flow; Topic 4 Interdependence (Multiple Choice) * 5016F B2: Topic 1 Inside Living Cells; Topic 2 Divide and Develop; Externally assessed Topic 3 Energy Flow; Topic 4 Interdependence (Structured Paper Foundation Tier) 5016H B2: Topic 1 Inside Living Cells; Topic 2 Divide and Develop; Externally assessed Topic 3 Energy Flow; Topic 4 Interdependence (Structured Paper Higher Tier) 5017 C2: Topic 5 Synthesis; Topic 6 In Your Element; Externally assessed Topic 7 Chemical Structures; (Multiple Choice) * Topic How Fast? How Furious? 501F C2: Topic 5 Synthesis; Topic 6 In Your Element; Externally assessed Topic 7 Chemical Structures; (Structured Paper Topic How Fast? How Furious? Foundation Tier) 501H C2: Topic 5 Synthesis; Topic 6 In Your Element; Externally assessed Topic 7 Chemical Structures; (Structured Paper Topic How Fast? How Furious? Higher Tier) 5019 P2: Topic 9 As Fast as You Can!; Topic 10 Roller Coasters and Relativity; Externally assessed Topic 11 Putting Radiation to Use; Topic 12 Power of the Atom (Multiple Choice) * 5020F P2: Topic 9 As Fast as You Can!; Topic 10 Roller Coasters and Relativity; Externally assessed Topic 11 Putting Radiation to Use; Topic 12 Power of the Atom (Structured Paper Foundation Tier) 5020H P2: Topic 9 As Fast as You Can!; Topic 10 Roller Coasters and Relativity; Externally assessed Topic 11 Putting Radiation to Use; Topic 12 Power of the Atom (Structured Paper Higher Tier) * Multiple Choice Papers: There will be two tiers of examination for each of the multiple choice papers (Foundation tier and Higher tier). Centres are not required to indicate the tier of entry as each multiple choice paper will contain questions on both tiers of entry and centres may decide nearer the time, or even on the day of the examination, which tier is appropriate for each candidate. The answer sheet will permit responses from either tier of the test. Each multiple choice paper will contain 40 questions. The Foundation tier candidates must be instructed to answer questions 1-24 and the Higher tier candidates must be instructed to answer questions on the answer sheet provided (covering all 40 questions). Edexcel Information Manual September 200

12 164 GCSE (Subject - November availability) 200 GCSE 360 Additional Science - continued 2103 Please note that: a candidate does not have to sit the same tier for each of these papers. For example, a candidate could sit Higher tier for 5015, 5017, 501 and Foundation tier for the rest where the externally assessed units need to be repeated in order to claim a further qualification award, the candidates must enter using the appropriate codes (eg, the entry code for the B2 multiple choice unit test contributing to GCSE Additional Science will be 5015 whereas the entry code for the B2 multiple choice unit test contributing to GCSE Biology will be 5027) candidates do not have to re-enter for internally assessed units if they wish to claim a further qualification award even if it does have a different title, after having claimed one award that used the unit scores candidates may cash-in for qualification awards in GCSE Science, GCSE Additional Science, GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and/or GCSE Physics in the same examination series provided they have completed the appropriate components cash-in opportunities are only available in the November and June examination series. Edexcel Information Manual September 200

13 GCSE GCSE (Subject - November availability) GCSE 360 Biology 2105 Entries must be made for each unit the candidate intends to offer in the November 200 examination series by entering the appropriate unit code (eg 5002). If the candidate requires the issue of a grade for GCSE Biology on the designated results day, the cash-in code 2105 must also be submitted at the time of entry. Examination centres should note that the submission of this cash-in code will not generate entries for any individual units. Specification cash-in code Subject title Unit codes required for certification 2105 GCSE Biology 5002, 5012, 5024, 5025, 5026 plus two from 5027, 502 F or 502H, 5021 plus either 5029 or 5030 Unit code Unit title Notes 5002 B1: Edexcel-devised Assessment Activity Internally assessed 5012 B2: Edexcel-devised Assessment Activity Internally assessed 5024 Practical Skills (Biology) Internally assessed Non-moderated 5025 B1a: Topic 1 Environment; Externally assessed Topic 2 Genes (Multiple Choice) * 5026 B1b: Topic 3 Electrical and Chemical Signals; Externally assessed Topic 4 Use, Misuse and Abuse (Multiple Choice) * 5027 B2: Topic 1 Inside Living Cells; Topic 2 Divide and Develop; Externally assessed Topic 3 Energy Flow; Topic 4 Interdependence (Multiple Choice) * 502F B2: Topic 1 Inside Living Cells; Topic 2 Divide and Develop; Externally assessed Topic 3 Energy Flow; Topic 4 Interdependence (Structured Paper Foundation Tier) 502H B2: Topic 1 Inside Living Cells; Topic 2 Divide and Develop; Externally assessed Topic 3 Energy Flow; Topic 4 Interdependence (Structured Paper Higher Tier) Please note that: * Multiple Choice papers: There will be two tiers of examination for each of the multiple choice papers (Foundation tier and Higher tier). Centres are not required to indicate the tier of entry as each multiple choice paper will contain questions on both tiers of entry and centres may decide nearer the time, or even on the day of the examination, which tier is appropriate for each candidate. The answer sheet will permit responses from either tier of the test. Each multiple choice paper will contain 40 questions. The Foundation tier candidates must be instructed to answer questions 1-24 and the Higher tier candidates must be instructed to answer questions on the answer sheet provided (covering all 40 questions). a candidate does not have to sit the same tier for each of the tiered units. For example, a candidate could sit Higher tier for unit 5025 and Foundation tier for unit 502 where the externally assessed units need to be repeated in order to claim a further qualification award, the candidates must enter using the appropriate codes (eg, the entry code for the B1a unit test contributing to GCSE Science will be 5005 whereas the entry code for the B1a unit test contributing to GCSE Biology will be 5025) candidates do not have to re-enter for internally assessed units if they wish to claim a further qualification award even if it does have a different title, after having claimed one award that used the unit scores candidates may cash-in for qualification awards in GCSE Science, GCSE Additional Science, GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and/or GCSE Physics in the same examination series provided they have completed the appropriate units cash-in opportunities are only available in the November and June examination series. Edexcel Information Manual September 200

14 166 GCSE (Subject - November availability) 200 GCSE 360 Chemistry 2107 Entries must be made for each unit the candidate intends to offer in the November 200 examination series by entering the appropriate unit code (eg 5003). If the candidate requires the issue of a grade for GCSE Chemistry on the designated results day, the cash-in code 2107 must also be submitted at the time of entry. Examination centres should note that the submission of this cash-in code will not generate entries for any individual units. Specification cash-in code Subject title Unit codes required for certification 2107 GCSE Chemistry 5003, 5013, 5034, 5035, 5036 plus two from 5037, 503F or 503H, 5022 plus either 5039 or 5040 Unit code Unit title Notes 5003 C1: Edexcel-devised Assessment Activity Internally assessed 5013 C2: Edexcel-devised Assessment Activity Internally assessed 5034 Practical Skills (Chemistry) Internally assessed Non-moderated 5035 C1a: Topic 5 Patterns in Properties; Externally assessed Topic 6 Making Changes (Multiple Choice) * 5036 C1b: Topic 7 There s One Earth; Externally assessed Topic Designer Products (Multiple Choice) * 5037 C2: Topic 5 Synthesis; Topic 6 In Your Element; Externally assessed Topic 7 Chemical Structures; (Multiple Choice) * Topic How Fast? How Furious? 503F C2: Topic 5 Synthesis; Topic 6 In Your Element; Externally assessed Topic 7 Chemical Structures; (Structured Paper Topic How Fast? How Furious? Foundation Tier) 503H C2: Topic 5 Synthesis; Topic 6 In Your Element; Externally assessed Topic 7 Chemical Structures; (Structured Paper Topic How Fast? How Furious? Higher Tier) * Multiple Choice papers: There will be two tiers of examination for each of the multiple choice papers (Foundation tier and Higher tier). Centres are not required to indicate the tier of entry as each multiple choice paper will contain questions on both tiers of entry and centres may decide nearer the time, or even on the day of the examination, which tier is appropriate for each candidate. The answer sheet will permit responses from either tier of the test. Each multiple choice paper will contain 40 questions. The Foundation tier candidates must be instructed to answer questions 1-24 and the Higher tier candidates must be instructed to answer questions on the answer sheet provided (covering all 40 questions). Please note that: a candidate does not have to sit the same tier for each of the tiered units. For example, a candidate could sit Higher tier for unit 5035 and Foundation tier for unit 503 where the externally assessed units need to be repeated in order to claim a further qualification award, the candidates must enter using the appropriate codes (eg, the entry code for the C1a unit test contributing to GCSE Science will be 5007 whereas the entry code for the C1a unit test contributing to GCSE Chemistry will be 5035) candidates do not have to re-enter for internally assessed units if they wish to claim a further qualification award even if it does have a different title, after having claimed one award that used the unit scores candidates may cash-in for qualification awards in GCSE Science, GCSE Additional Science, GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and/or GCSE Physics in the same examination series provided they have completed the appropriate units cash-in opportunities are only available in the November and June examination series. Edexcel Information Manual September 200

15 GCSE GCSE (Subject - November availability) GCSE 360 Physics 2109 Entries must be made for each unit the candidate intends to offer in the November 200 examination series by entering the appropriate unit code (eg 5004). If the candidate requires the issue of a grade for GCSE Physics on the designated results day, the cash-in code 2109 must also be submitted at the time of entry. Examination centres should note that the submission of this cash-in code will not generate entries for any individual units. Specification cash-in code Subject title Unit codes required for certification 2109 GCSE Physics 5004, 5014, 5044, 5045, 5046 plus two from 5047, 504 F or 504H, 5023 plus either 5049 or 5050 Unit code Unit title Notes 5004 P1: Edexcel-devised Assessment Activity Internally assessed 5014 P2: Edexcel-devised Assessment Activity Internally assessed 5044 Practical Skills (Physics) Internally assessed Non-moderated 5045 P1a: Topic 9 Producing and Measuring Electricity; Externally assessed Topic 10 You re in Charge (Multiple Choice) * 5046 P1b: Topic 11 Now You See It, Now You Don t; Externally assessed Topic 12 Space and Its Mysteries (Multiple Choice) * 5047 P2: Topic 9 As Fast as You Can!; Topic 10 Roller Coasters and Relativity; Externally assessed Topic 11 Putting Radiation to Use; Topic 12 Power of the Atom (Multiple Choice) * 504F P2: Topic 9 As Fast as You Can!; Topic 10 Roller Coasters and Relativity; Externally assessed Topic 11 Putting Radiation to Use; Topic 12 Power of the Atom (Structured Paper Foundation Tier) 504H P2: Topic 9 As Fast as You Can!; Topic 10 Roller Coasters and Relativity; Externally assessed Topic 11 Putting Radiation to Use; Topic 12 Power of the Atom (Structured Paper Higher Tier) * Multiple Choice papers: There will be two tiers of examination for each of the multiple choice papers (Foundation tier and Higher tier). Centres are not required to indicate the tier of entry as each multiple choice paper will contain questions on both tiers of entry and centres may decide nearer the time, or even on the day of the examination, which tier is appropriate for each candidate. The answer sheet will permit responses from either tier of the test. Each multiple choice paper will contain 40 questions. The Foundation tier candidates must be instructed to answer questions 1-24 and the Higher tier candidates must be instructed to answer questions on the answer sheet provided (covering all 40 questions). Please note that: a candidate does not have to sit the same tier for each of the tiered units. For example, a candidate could sit Higher tier for unit 5045 and Foundation tier for unit 504 where the externally assessed units need to be repeated in order to claim a further qualification award, the candidates must enter using the appropriate codes (eg, the entry code for the P1a unit test contributing to GCSE Science will be 5009 whereas the entry code for the P1a unit test contributing to GCSE Physics will be 5045) candidates do not have to re-enter for internally assessed units if they wish to claim a further qualification award even if it does have a different title, after having claimed one award that used the unit scores candidates may cash-in for qualification awards in GCSE Science, GCSE Additional Science, GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and/or GCSE Physics in the same examination series provided they have completed the appropriate units cash-in opportunities are only available in the November and June examination series. Edexcel Information Manual September 200

16 16 GCSE (Subject - January availability) Applied GCSE (Double Award): January Alphabetical list of specification cash-in and unit codes Notes Entries must be made for each unit the candidate intends to sit in the January 2009 examination series by entering the 4-digit unit code. Unit codes for Applied GCSE (Double Award) start with a 5. Examination centres should note that solely quoting the specification cash-in code and not individual unit entries will lead to the non-receipt of documentation, such as question papers and attendance registers. Units taken on previous occasions should not be entered unless they are being retaken. Entry deadlines may be found in part 1.1 of this section. Please check unit availability carefully before making an entry. Unit codes listed to the right-hand side of the specification cash-in codes are for information only and do not indicate that these units are available in the January series. Subjects for which units are not available in January are indicated by an asterisk (*). Applied Art and Design* 2301 Specification cash-in code Subject title Unit codes 2301 Art and Design 5301, 5302, 5303 Applied Business 2306 Unit code Unit title Assessment arrangements and further notes 530 Business Finance Externally assessed Specification cash-in code Subject title Unit codes 2306 Applied Business 5306, 5307, 530 Engineering* 2316 Specification cash-in code Subject title Unit codes 2316 Engineering 5316, 5317, 531 Health and Social Care 2321 Unit code Unit title Assessment arrangements and further notes 5323 Understanding Externally assessed Personal Development and Relationships Specification cash-in code Subject title Unit codes 2321 Health and Social Care 5321, 5322, 5323 Edexcel Information Manual September 200

17 GCSE (Subject GCSE - January availability) Applied ICT 2331 Unit code Unit title Assessment arrangements and further notes 5331 ICT Tools and Applications This unit will be externally assessed by a computer-based examination which will take 2½ hours. Notes: The activities in the examination series relate to a scenario. For examinations in 2009, the scenario is Smart s Leisure Park. There is an associated Activity Booklet and website available based on the scenario. Candidates should familiarise themselves with the scenario by working through the Activity Booklet in advance of the examination. It is designed to act as a focus for teaching, learning and discussion. Please note: The activities are not assessed and do not carry marks. Candidates must not take copies of the Activity Booklet, or any printouts resulting from their work on the booklet, into the examination. Centres must download the Activity Booklet and Teacher Guidance Notes from the Edexcel website at The Smart s Leisure Park website can be accessed via a link from the Edexcel site or directly at Specification cash-in code Subject title Unit codes 2331 Applied ICT 5331, 5332, 5333 Leisure and Tourism 2346 Unit code Unit title Assessment arrangements and further notes 5346 Investigating Leisure Externally assessed and Tourism Specification cash-in code Subject title Unit codes 2346 Leisure and Tourism 5346, 5347, 534 Manufacturing* 2351 Specification cash-in code Subject title Unit codes 2351 Manufacturing 5351, 5352, 531 Edexcel Information Manual September 200

18 170 GCSE (Subject - March 2009 availability) 5 GCSE (Mathematics and 360Science): March Alphabetical list of unit codes Notes Entry deadlines may be found in part 1.1 of this section. Mathematics Two Tier (Modular) without coursework 231 First certification June GCSE Mathematics Two Tier (Modular) units (531F, 531H, 532F, 532H, 533F and 533H) are available in the March 2009 and June 2009 examination series. 534F and 534H are available in June 2009 examination series. Mathematics Two Tier (Modular) 231 Unit code Unit title 531F Unit 1 Foundation 531H Unit 1 Higher 532F Unit 2 Foundation (stage 1) 532H Unit 2 Higher (stage 1) 533F Unit 3 Foundation (stage 2) 533H Unit 3 Higher (stage 2) Note: A candidate cannot be entered for both the Foundation and a Higher Tier of the same unit or stage in the same examination series. However, a candidate may re-sit a unit at a different tier in another examination series. Units 1, Unit 2 stage 1 and stage 2; and Unit 3 may be taken at different tiers and still count towards the final GCSE Mathematics award. Edexcel Information Manual September 200

19 GCSE (Subject GCSE - availability) March GCSE 360Science 2101 Entries must be made for each unit the candidate intends to sit in the March 2009 examination series by entering the appropriate unit code (eg 5005). Unit code Unit title Notes 5005 B1a: Topic 1 Environment; Externally assessed Topic 2 Genes (Multiple Choice) * 5006 B1b: Topic 3 Electrical and Chemical Signals; Externally assessed Topic 4 Use, Misuse and Abuse (Multiple Choice) * 5007 C1a: Topic 5 Patterns in Properties; Externally assessed Topic 6 Making Changes (Multiple Choice) * 500 C1b: Topic 7 There s One Earth; Externally assessed Topic Designer Products (Multiple Choice) * 5009 P1a: Topic 9 Producing and Measuring Electricity; Externally assessed Topic 10 You re in Charge (Multiple Choice) * 5010 P1b: Topic 11 Now You See It, Now You Don t; Externally assessed Topic 12 Space and Its Mysteries (Multiple Choice) * * Multiple Choice papers: There will be two tiers of examination for each of the multiple choice papers (Foundation tier and Higher tier). Centres are not required to indicate the tier of entry as each multiple choice paper will contain questions on both tiers of entry and centres may decide nearer the time, or even on the day of the examination, which tier is appropriate for each candidate. The answer sheet will permit responses from either tier of the test. Each multiple choice paper will contain 40 questions. The Foundation tier candidates must be instructed to answer questions 1 24 and the Higher tier candidates must be instructed to answer questions on the answer sheet provided (covering all 40 questions). Please note that: a candidate does not have to sit the same tier for each of the tiered units. For example, a candidate could sit Higher tier for unit 5005 and Foundation tier for unit 500 where the externally assessed units need to be repeated in order to claim a further qualification award, the candidates must enter using the appropriate codes (eg, the entry code for the B1a unit test contributing to GCSE Science will be 5005 whereas the entry code for the B1a unit test contributing to GCSE Biology will be 5025) candidates do not have to re-enter for internally assessed units if they wish to claim a further qualification award even if it does have a different title, after having claimed one award that used the unit scores candidates may cash-in for qualification awards in GCSE Science, GCSE Additional Science, GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and/or GCSE Physics in the same examination series provided they have completed the appropriate units cash-in opportunities are only available in the November and June examination series. Edexcel Information Manual September 200

20 172 GCSE (Subject - March 2009 availability) GCSE 360 Additional Science 2103 Entries must be made for each unit the candidate intends to sit in the March 2009 examination series by entering the appropriate unit code (eg 5015). Unit code Unit title Notes 5015 B2: Topic 1 Inside Living Cells; Topic 2 Divide and Develop; Externally assessed Topic 3 Energy Flow; Topic 4 Interdependence (Multiple Choice) * 5016F B2: Topic 1 Inside Living Cells; Topic 2 Divide and Develop; Externally assessed Topic 3 Energy Flow; Topic 4 Interdependence (Structured Paper Foundation Tier) 5016H B2: Topic 1 Inside Living Cells; Topic 2 Divide and Develop; Externally assessed Topic 3 Energy Flow; Topic 4 Interdependence (Structured Paper Higher Tier) 5017 C2: Topic 5 Synthesis; Topic 6 In Your Element; Externally assessed Topic 7 Chemical Structures; (Multiple Choice) * Topic How Fast? How Furious? 501F C2: Topic 5 Synthesis; Topic 6 In Your Element; Externally assessed Topic 7 Chemical Structures; (Structured Paper Topic How Fast? How Furious? Foundation Tier) 501H C2: Topic 5 Synthesis; Topic 6 In Your Element; Externally assessed Topic 7 Chemical Structures; (Structured Paper Topic How Fast? How Furious? Higher Tier) 5019 P2: Topic 9 As Fast as You Can!; Topic 10 Roller Coasters and Relativity; Externally assessed Topic 11 Putting Radiation to Use; Topic 12 Power of the Atom (Multiple Choice) * 5020F P2: Topic 9 As Fast as You Can!; Topic 10 Roller Coasters and Relativity; Externally assessed Topic 11 Putting Radiation to Use; Topic 12 Power of the Atom (Structured Paper Foundation Tier) 5020H P2: Topic 9 As Fast as You Can!; Topic 10 Roller Coasters and Relativity; Externally assessed Topic 11 Putting Radiation to Use; Topic 12 Power of the Atom (Structured Paper Higher Tier) * Multiple Choice papers: There will be two tiers of examination for each of the multiple choice papers (Foundation tier and Higher tier). Centres are not required to indicate the tier of entry as each multiple choice paper will contain questions on both tiers of entry and centres may decide nearer the time, or even on the day of the examination, which tier is appropriate for each candidate. The answer sheet will permit responses from either tier of the test. Each multiple choice paper will contain 40 questions. The Foundation tier candidates must be instructed to answer questions 1 24 and the Higher tier candidates must be instructed to answer questions on the answer sheet provided (covering all 40 questions). Please note that: a candidate does not have to sit the same tier for each of these papers. For example, a candidate could sit Higher tier for 5015, 5017, 501 and Foundation tier for the rest where the externally assessed units need to be repeated in order to claim a further qualification award, the candidates must enter using the appropriate codes (eg, the entry code for the B2 multiple choice unit test contributing to GCSE Additional Science will be 5015 whereas the entry code for the B2 multiple choice unit test contributing to GCSE Biology will be 5027) candidates do not have to re-enter for internally assessed units if they wish to claim a further qualification award even if it does have a different title, after having claimed one award that used the unit scores candidates may cash-in for qualification awards in GCSE Science, GCSE Additional Science, GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and/or GCSE Physics in the same examination series provided they have completed the appropriate components cash-in opportunities are only available in the November and June examination series. Edexcel Information Manual September 200

21 GCSE (Subject GCSE - availability) March GCSE 360 Biology 2105 Entries must be made for each unit the candidate intends to sit in the March 2009 examination series by entering the appropriate unit code (eg 5025). Unit code Unit title Notes 5025 B1a: Topic 1 Environment; Externally assessed Topic 2 Genes (Multiple Choice) * 5026 B1b: Topic 3 Electrical and Chemical Signals; Externally assessed Topic 4 Use, Misuse and Abuse (Multiple Choice) * 5027 B2: Topic 1 Inside Living Cells; Topic 2 Divide and Develop; Externally assessed Topic 3 Energy Flow; Topic 4 Interdependence (Multiple Choice) * 502F B2: Topic 1 Inside Living Cells; Topic 2 Divide and Develop; Externally assessed Topic 3 Energy Flow; Topic 4 Interdependence (Structured Paper Foundation Tier) 502H B2: Topic 1 Inside Living Cells; Topic 2 Divide and Develop; Externally assessed Topic 3 Energy Flow; Topic 4 Interdependence (Structured Paper Higher Tier) * Multiple choice papers: There will be two tiers of examination for each of the multiple choice papers (Foundation tier and Higher tier). Centres are not required to indicate the tier of entry as each multiple choice paper will contain questions on both tiers of entry and centres may decide nearer the time, or even on the day of the examination, which tier is appropriate for each candidate. The answer sheet will permit responses from either tier of the test. Each multiple choice paper will contain 40 questions. The Foundation tier candidates must be instructed to answer questions 1 24 and the Higher tier candidates must be instructed to answer questions on the answer sheet provided (covering all 40 questions). Please note that: a candidate does not have to sit the same tier for each of the tiered units. For example, a candidate could sit Higher tier for unit 5025 and Foundation tier for unit 502 where the externally assessed units need to be repeated in order to claim a further qualification award, the candidates must enter using the appropriate codes (eg, the entry code for the B1a unit test contributing to GCSE Science will be 5005 whereas the entry code for the B1a unit test contributing to GCSE Biology will be 5025) candidates do not have to re-enter for internally assessed units if they wish to claim a further qualification award even if it does have a different title, after having claimed one award that used the unit scores candidates may cash-in for qualification awards in GCSE Science, GCSE Additional Science, GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and/or GCSE Physics in the same examination series provided they have completed the appropriate units cash-in opportunities are only available in the November and June examination series. Edexcel Information Manual September 200

22 174 GCSE (Subject - March 2009 availability) GCSE 360 Chemistry 2107 Entries must be made for each unit the candidate intends to sit in the March 2009 examination series by entering the appropriate unit code (eg 5035). Unit code Unit title Notes 5035 C1a: Topic 5 Patterns in Properties; Externally assessed Topic 6 Making Changes (Multiple Choice) * 5036 C1b: Topic 7 There s One Earth; Externally assessed Topic Designer Products (Multiple Choice) * 5037 C2: Topic 5 Synthesis; Topic 6 In Your Element; Externally assessed Topic 7 Chemical Structures; (Multiple Choice) * Topic How Fast? How Furious? 503F C2: Topic 5 Synthesis; Topic 6 In Your Element; Externally assessed Topic 7 Chemical Structures; (Structured Paper Topic How Fast? How Furious? Foundation Tier) 503H C2: Topic 5 Synthesis; Topic 6 In Your Element; Externally assessed Topic 7 Chemical Structures; (Structured Paper Topic How Fast? How Furious? Higher Tier) * Multiple Choice papers: There will be two tiers of examination for each of the multiple choice papers (Foundation tier and Higher tier). Centres are not required to indicate the tier of entry as each multiple choice paper will contain questions on both tiers of entry and centres may decide nearer the time, or even on the day of the examination, which tier is appropriate for each candidate. The answer sheet will permit responses from either tier of the test. Each multiple choice paper will contain 40 questions. The Foundation tier candidates must be instructed to answer questions 1-24 and the Higher tier candidates must be instructed to answer questions on the answer sheet provided (covering all 40 questions). Please note that: a candidate does not have to sit the same tier for each of the tiered units. For example, a candidate could sit Higher tier for unit 5035 and Foundation tier for unit 503 where the externally assessed units need to be repeated in order to claim a further qualification award, the candidates must enter using the appropriate codes (eg, the entry code for the C1a unit test contributing to GCSE Science will be 5007 whereas the entry code for the C1a unit test contributing to GCSE Chemistry will be 5035) candidates do not have to re-enter for internally assessed units if they wish to claim a further qualification award even if it does have a different title, after having claimed one award that used the unit scores candidates may cash-in for qualification awards in GCSE Science, GCSE Additional Science, GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and/or GCSE Physics in the same examination series provided they have completed the appropriate units cash-in opportunities are only available in the November and June examination series. Edexcel Information Manual September 200

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