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Oxford Revise: AQA GCSE Combined Science Foundation Revision and Exam Practice: With all you need to know for your 2021 assessments

3 steps to GCSE success

Series Editor Primrose Kitten, Author Adam Boxer, Author Philippa Gardom Hulme, Author Jo Locke, Author Helen Reynolds, Author Alom Shaha, and Author Jessica Walmsley

Suitable for:  Students studying for the Foundation tier of AQA GCSE Combined Science (usually aged 14-16 years)

Price:  £18.00

ISBN: 978-1382004862
Publication date: 23/01/2020
Dimensions: 297x210mm

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Based on principles of cognitive science, this three-step approach to effective study combines knowledge, retrieval and interleaving, and extensive exam-style practice to help students master knowledge and skills for GCSE success.

UK schools save 50% on the RRP! Discount will be automatically applied when you order on your school account.


  • Everything students need to study effectively and prepare fully for their exams, in one convenient book
  • Ideal for use at home or in class, both throughout the school year and in the lead-up to exams
  • Matched to the 9-1 AQA GCSE Combined Science Foundation 9-1 specification
  • Course content is presented in easy-to-use, visually appealing Knowledge Organisers with clear links and connections to aid understanding
  • Check that the knowledge is secure using retrieval and interleaved questions and answers as a powerful tool for improving long-term retention
  • Extensive differentiated exam-style-question practice with hints and tips from revision expert Primrose Kitten
  • Support and worked examples for maths skills and Required Practical skills
  • Answers are available to download from
  • The NEW Oxford Revise app helps students master the knowledge and skills essential for GCSE success that can be used for all year-round revision. Sign-up and try for free at

This page was last updated on 15 May 2021 at 19:30 GMT


  • I got this book for my daughter who is about to start her Combined Science GCSEs and she was delighted with this book. It seems very well laid out and is broken down into different areas. The reader is pushed with questions throughout the book, and there is a full exam to take an the end of the volume. If you understand a subject it's far easier to answer questions (or at least have a good guess) than parrot learn answers. This is a book which is well worth the investment and can only improve your score when it comes to the exams. It's also work flicking through every few weeks in Years 10 and 11 as you work through the curriculum to ensure the stuff you have learned is firmly embedded in your long-term memory. - Amazon review
  • Really good revision book Really good revision book that is well laid-out, has concise summaries of each topic and a good range of practice questions. It seems to cover the entire syllabus, which is always important! Useful. - Amazon review
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Table of Contents

B1: Cell structure and transport
B2: Cell division
B3: Organisation and the digestive system
B4: Organising animals and plants
B5: Communicable diseases
B6: Preventing and treating disease
B7: Non-communicable diseases
B8: Photosynthesis
B9: Respiration
B10: The human nervous system
B11: Hormonal coordination
B12: Homeostasis in action
B13: Reproduction
B14: Variation and evolution
B15: Genetics and evolution
B16: Adaptations, interdependence, and competition
B17: Organising an ecosystem
B18: Biodiversity and ecosystems
C1: The atom
C2: Covalent bonding
C3: Ionic and metallic bonding and structure
C4: The Periodic Table
C5: Quantitative chemistry

C6: Reactions of metals and acids
C7: Electrolysis
C8: Energy changes
C9: Rates
C10: Equilibrium
C11: Crude oil and fuels
C12: Chemical analysis
C13: The Earth's atmosphere
C14: Using the Earth's resources
P1: Energy stores and transfers
P2: Energy transfers by heating
P3: National and global energy resources
P4: Supplying electricity
P5: Electric circuits
P6: Energy of matter
P7: Atoms
P8: Radiation
P9: Forces
P10: Speed
P11: Newton's laws of motion
P12: Braking and momentum
P13: Waves
P14: Magnets and electromagnets