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WJEC provides, and will continue to provide, GCE and GCSE Sciences qualifications which meet the needs of teachers and the requirements of regulators in both England and Wales.

For centres in Wales: Approved WJEC GCSE Science suite (for teaching from 2016)

WJEC has developed a reformed GCSE Science suite of qualifications, regulated by Qualifications Wales, for teaching from 2016. The qualifications meet regulatory requirements in Wales and have been approved by Qualifications Wales: They are not available to centres in England.


Key Documents

Biology GCSE
Chemistry GCSE
Physics GCSE
Science (Double Award)
Applied Science (Double Award) GCSE
Applied Science (Single Award) GCSE
Entry Level Science

Specification overview video

Watch the WJEC GCSE Science new specification overview video.

Helen Francis, Domain Leader for GCSE Science, explains the new specifications for first teaching in 2016 (Wales centres only). The Specimen Assessment Materials are also covered in depth.

For centres in England: WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Combined Science (for teaching from 2016)

Through our Eduqas brand, WJEC is developing GCSE (9-1) Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Combined Science qualifications, regulated by Ofqual, for teaching from 2016. These qualifications are designed to meet regulatory requirements in England. The specifications and resources can be found on the Eduqas website.


  • CPD - We are holding preparing to teach courses for the new GCSE Science specifications. The sessions will provide more detailed support as you prepare to teach the qualifications. There will be an opportunity to network with subject specialists. All events are free of charge. Please book here. Preparing to teach
  • Controlled Assessment Tasks for 2015-16 - The new tasks for WJEC GCSE Science A / Additional Science / Biology / Chemistry / Physics are now available on the secure website. As last year they may be found in the Controlled Assessments folder in the Resources pdf folder.
  • Online examination review - This resource allows you to analyse results and identify strengths and weaknesses. Key questions have been selected for each unit from the Summer 2014 series and exemplar pupil responses provided, along with feedback from the principal examiner.
  • GCSE Science controlled assessment CPD videos and linked resources - Videos are now available for Science A and Additional Science / Biology / Chemistry / Physics. Both videos provide detailed feedback on key findings from the moderation process in summer 2013 and include linked resources.


Grade Boundaries (UMS / Raw Marks)

Raw / UMS grade boundaries

For further information, please contact:

Liane Adams - Biology Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5126
E-mail: liane.adams@wjec.co.uk

Jonathan Owen - Chemistry Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5057
E-mail: jonathan.owen@wjec.co.uk

Helen Francis - Domain leader(Maths & Science)/Physics Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5081
E-mail: helen.francis@wjec.co.uk

Llinos Wood - Applied Science Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5384
E-mail: llinos.wood@wjec.co.uk

Matthew Roberts - GCE Chemistry/Physics Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5380
E-mail: matthew.roberts@wjec.co.uk

Matthew Roberts - GCSE Science & GCE Biology
Telephone: 029 2026 5140
E-mail: matthew.roberts@wjec.co.uk

Sarah Price - GCSE Science B/Applied Science/Additional Applied Science & GCE Applied Science Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5103
E-mail: sarah.price@wjec.co.uk

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