Science Practicals

  • According to JCQ examination regulatory board, over 70% of UK universities have stated that they would be considering the result of the A-level Science practical before offering students who are on the new specification university places. 

Specific Instructions for candidates taking the new CPAC practicals.

  • The CPAC practicals would commence in December, 2016. Please find the time table below. Candidates should take note that we would be able to release the dates before the Christmas break for the remaining practicals that would continue in January 2017.


A- LEVEL CHEMISTRY CPAC PRACTICALS

Thursday  December 8th, 2016  - 4pm - 7pm   A-level Chemistry  CPAC  Practical 1  

Wednesday December 14th, 2016  - 2pm - 5pm  A level Chemistry CPAC Practical 2

Wednesday January 11th, 2017  -   3pm - 6pm  A level Chemistry CPAC Practical 3

Wednesday January 18th, 2017  - 3pm - 6pm   A level Chemistry CPAC Practical 4

Wednesday January 25th, 2017  - 3pm - 6pm  A level Chemistry CPAC Practical 5

Wednesday , February 8th, 2017 - 3pm - 6pm  A level Chemistry CPAC Practical 6

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 - 3pm -6pm  A level Chemistry CPAC  Practical 7

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017  - 3pm-6pm  A level Chemistry CPAC Practical 8

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 - 3pm-6pm A level Chemistry CPAC Practical 9

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 - 3pm-6pm  A level Chemistry CPAC Practical 10

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 - 3pm-6pm  A level Chemistry CPAC Practical 11

Wednesday, March 29th 2017-   3pm -6pm  A level Chemistry CPAC Practical 12


Students who have missed previous practicals should contact us on sciencepracticals@manchesterexamcentre.co.uk or directly on 01614770308 for us to arrange separate sessions which might be at an additional cost. 

                                                                      

                                                                                                                                            A-LEVEL BIOLOGY CPAC PRACTICALS

Thursday December 15th, 2016 -  3pm-6pm    A level Biology  CPAC Practical 1

Thursday , January 12th, 2017 - 3pm -6pm  A level Biology CPAC Practical 2

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 - 3pm-6pm  A level Biology CPAC Practical 3

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 - 3pm- 6pm A-level Biology CPAC Practical 4

Thursday, February 9th, 2017-  3pm-6pm A level Biology CPAC Practical 5

Thursday, February 16th, 2017  -  3pm -6pm A level Biology CPAC Practical 6

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 - 3pm-6pm  A level Biology CPAC Practical 7

Thursday, March 9th, 2017 - 3pm-6pm  A-level Biology CPAC Practical 8

Thursday, March 16th, 2017 - 3pm -6pm  A-level Biology CPAC Practical 9

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017  - 3pm-6pm A-level Biology CPAC Practical 10

Thursday, March 30th, 2017 - 3pm-6pm  A-level Biology CPAC Practical 11

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 - 3pm- 6pm  A-level Biology CPAC Practical 12


                                                                                                 A-LEVEL PHYSICS CPAC PRACTICALS

Friday, February 17th, 2017  -  3pm -6pm A level Physics CPAC Practical 1

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 - 3pm-6pm  A level Physics  CPAC Practical 2

Friday, March 10th, 2017 - 3pm-6pm  A-level Physics  CPAC Practical 3

Friday, March 17th, 2017 - 3pm -6pm  A-level Physics  CPAC Practical 4

Friday, March 24th, 2017  - 3pm-6pm A-level Physics  CPAC Practical 5

Friday, March 31st,  2017 - 3pm-6pm  A-level Physics CPAC Practical 6

Wednesday,  April 19th, 2017 - 3pm- 6pm  A-level Physics CPAC  Practical 7

Thursday, April 20th , 2017 3pm-6pm  A-level Physics CPAC Practical 8

Friday April 21, 2017, 3pm-6pm  A-level Physics CPAC Practical 9

Wednesday,  April 26th, 2017  3pm-6pm  A-level Physics CPAC Practical 10

Thursday, April 27th 2017  3pm-6pm  A level Physics CPAC Practical 11 

Friday, April 28th, 2017  3pm-6pm  A-level Physics CPAC Practical 12 


Students who have missed previous practicals might be able to arrange make up sessions with us at extra cost. Email sciencepracticals@manchesterexamcentre.co.uk


Science Practicals For Students Enrolling For The Old Specifications

Candidates enrolling for  Science subjects at our centre (GCSE and GCE) should enter for the correct practicals as per the specification. Most practical components and written parts will take place at Manchester Exam Centre, supervised under exam conditions, on a date arranged by us. Both the practical component and the written parts will be conducted in a group setting.


The basic outline of the GCE (AS and A2) practicals (except for CIE, which holds the practicals on specific timetabled dates are as follows:

  1. Candidates complete the exam entries for practicals;
  2. The centre informs the students of the dates for the practical components and the written tests
  3. Candidates may need to attend the centre for the first session which involves learning necessary practical skills. During the session our teachers will teach the students general practical skills corresponding to the candidate's chosen specification
  4. After the practical skills learning session, the candidates would be informed of the topic areas for the actual task (Note: The information available to the students may vary considerably depending on the examination board). This would only apply to students still taking the old ISA. Candidates undertaking the EMPA would not have prior knowledge of what task they would be doing.
  5. The candidates would then attend the written test or evaluative task for ISA/EMPA if they are still under the old specification. This will be conducted under the general examination conditions and the students should follow the regulations of the examination.
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