The R483 Entry Level Certificate Science specification is designed to be co-teachable with OCR Gateway Science A suite and OCR Twenty First Century Science B suite of qualifications. Examples of how this can be done are given on page 6 of the current version of the specification.
In some centres, R483 ELC Science is used as an introduction in Y9 to GCSE (9-1) Combined Science, which is a double award qualification. In other centres, candidates are entered for one separate science (Biology or Chemistry or Physics) and R483 is then used to deliver the required KS4 programme of study for the other two sciences. If you wish to arrange a call to one of our Science Subject Advisors, they can offer you specific advice to meet the needs of your centre and candidates.
Please be aware that the rules on performance measures from the Department for Education have changed. If candidates take only one GCSE Science, this will count towards their Progress 8 score but will not count toward the EBacc APS measure for schools. Candidates need to have taken either all three separate sciences or two separate sciences and computer science or combined science for their science GCSEs to count towards the EBacc APS measure. Teachers will need to talk to their SMT about the best approach to suit the needs of the candidates.
See guidance from the Department for Education on accountability measures