Practicals are at the heart of science, but they can be challenging for schools outside the UK to set up when following a UK-based curriculum. For example, your school may not have immediate access to common British consumables that are often used in British schools.
That's why the practicals in our science specifications have been designed to be flexible in their requirements. They allow teachers to adapt experiments by using resources they have immediate access to, whilst achieving the same learning objectives as the practicals taken by schools teaching UK GCSEs and A-levels.
Accessibility is also an important feature of our exam papers.
We leave out unnecessary words and context in all our questions. Where we use names or contexts, we include a range of cultural references. We also carefully format our question papers to ensure we are testing students fairly.
We consulted widely with UK universities to ensure that students have the opportunity to achieve a basis of knowledge expected in higher education when they complete our qualifications. We developed our international GCSEs and A-levels together to ensure students start this journey early on. That's why both our international GCSEs and A-levels adopt question styles that meet the demands of the best UK universities, with consistent language used for practicals and coherence in mathematical skills between GCSE and A-level.
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