GCSE Science 6 Mark Questions

Posted by munkey on July 16th, 2012

The new GCSE specs for both AQA and Edexcel include a 6 Mark question in which students are marked on their ‘Quality of Written Communication’ (QWC)

Often students struggle with these question for several reasons:

  • Content – students lack proper understanding of the content
  • Structure – students find it difficult to structure their answers in a sensible way
  • Command words – students lack proper understanding of what the command words in the question are asking them to do
In an attempt to help students break these questions down into more manageable chunks, I have prepared some Prezi presentations around 2 sample questions.

For the Physics Link for Edexcel Unit P1:


For the Chemistry Link for Edexcel Unit C1:


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