Edexcel

General Certificate of Education

January 2012 – FINAL
GCE Examinations
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The normal starting time for morning sessions is 9.00 a.m. and for afternoon sessions 1.30 p.m. Wednesday 07 March 2012 - restricted release of results to centres only Thursday 08 March 2012 - release of results to candidates Units written in red italics are open to international centres only

Week 1
Date
Monday 09 January

Week 3
Length GCE Afternoon
6BI07 AS Biology (Practical Biology and Research Skills) Unit 3B (International Centres Only)

GCE Morning
6953 6957 6CH07 ICT “The Knowledge Worker” (start of the 5 day window) ICT “Using Database Software” and 6959 ICT “Communications and Networks” (start of the designated window) AS Chemistry : Chemistry Laboratory Skills 1 (International Centres Only)

Length
1h 30m

Date
Monday 23 January

GCE Morning
6665 6993 A2 Core Mathematics Unit C3 A2 Travel and Tourism Unit 7: Responsible Tourism

Length
1h 30m 1h 30m

GCE Afternoon
6EC03 6HI02 A2 Economics Unit 3: Business Economics and Economic Efficiency AS History Unit 2: British History Depth Studies

Length
1h 30m 1h 20m

1h 15m

Tuesday 24 January Wednesday 25 January

6GE02 6GP03

AS Geography Unit 2: Geographical Investigations A2 Government and Politics Unit 3: Key Themes in Political Analysis A2 Health and Social Care Unit 12: Understanding Human Behaviour A2 Biology Unit 4: The Natural Environment and Species Survival

1h 15m 1h 30m

6ET03 6PH04

A2 English Literature Unit 3: Interpretations of Prose and Poetry A2 Physics Unit 4: Physics On The Move A2 Core Mathematics Unit C4 A2 English Language Unit 3: Language Diversity and Children’s Language Development A2 English Language and Literature Unit 3: Varieties in Language and Literature

2h 45m 1h 35m 1h 30m 2h 45m 2h 45m

Tuesday 10 January

6PS01 6PH07

AS Psychology Unit 1: Social and Cognitive Psychology AS Physics : Exploring Physics (International Centres Only)

1h 20m 1h 20m

6GS01 6001

AS General Studies Unit 1: Challenges For Society Accounting (International Centres Only)

1h 30m 3 hours

6949 6BI04

1h 30m 1h 30m

6666 6EN03 6EL03

Wednesday 11 January

6BI01

AS Biology Unit 1: Lifestyle, Transport, Genes and Health

1h 30m

6916 6938 6BS01 6EB01

AGCE AS Applied Business Unit 1: Investigating People At Work AGCE AS Health and Social Care Unit 1: Human Growth and Development AS Business Studies Unit 1: Developing New Business Ideas AS Economics and Business Studies Unit 1: Developing New Business Ideas AS Physics Unit 1: Physics On the Go

1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 15m 1h 15m 1h 30m

Thursday 26 January

6996 6EB03 6BS03

A2 Travel and Tourism Unit 10: Promotion and Sales in Travel and Tourism A2 Economics and Business Studies Unit 3: International Business A2 Business Studies Unit 3: International Business A2 Mechanics Unit M2 A2 Mechanics Unit M3

1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m

6CH04 6002

A2 Chemistry Unit 4:General Principles of Chemistry I Rates, Equilibria and Further Organic Chemistry Accounting 2 (International Centres Only)

1h 40m 3h

Thursday 12 January

6967 6987 6EC01 6GN02 6ET01

AGCE AS Leisure Studies Unit 2: Working Practices in Leisure AGCE AS Travel and Tourism Unit 1: The Travel and Tourism Industry AS Economics Unit 1: Competitive Markets - How They Work and Why They Fail AS German Unit 2: Understanding and Written Response in German AS English Literature Unit 1: Explorations in Prose and Poetry AS Core Mathematics Unit C1 AS Core Mathematics Unit C2

1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 2h 30m 2h 15m

6PH01

Friday 27 January

6678 6679

6957 6GP04 6PH05

ICT “Using Database Software” and 6959 ICT “Communications and Networks” end of the designated window A2 Government and Politics Unit 4: Extended Themes in Political Analysis A2 Physics Unit 5: Physics from Creation to Collapse

1h 30m 1h 35m

Friday 13 January

6663 6664

1h 30m 1h 30m

6953 6941 6EL01 6EN01 6CH01 6GP01

ICT “The Knowledge Worker” (end of the 5 day window) AGCE AS Health and Social Care Unit 4: Social Aspects and Lifestyle Choices AS English Language and Literature Unit 1: Exploring Voices in Speech and Writing AS English Language Unit 1: Language Today AS Chemistry Unit 1: The Core Principles of Chemistry AS Government and Politics Unit 1: People and Politics

1h 30m 2h 15m 2h 15m 2h 15m 1h 30m 1h 20m

Week 4
Date
Monday 30 January

GCE Morning
6GS03 6667 A2 General Studies Unit 3: Change and Progress AS Further Pure Mathematics FP1

Length
1h 30m 1h 30m

GCE Afternoon
6GE03 A2 Geography Unit 3: Contested Planet

Length
2h 30m

Week 2
Date
Monday 16 January

Tuesday 31 January”

6BI05

A2 Biology Unit 5: Energy, Exercise and Co-ordination

1h 45m

GCE Morning
6GS02 6BI08 AS General Studies Unit 2: The Individual in Society A2 Biology : Practical Biology and Investigative Skills Unit 6B (International Centres Only)

Length
1h 30m 1h 30m

GCE Afternoon
6HI01 6SP02 6CH08 AS History Unit 1: Historical Themes in Breadth AS Spanish Unit 2: Understanding and Written Response in Spanish A2 Chemistry : Chemistry Laboratory Skills II (International Centres Only) AGCE A2 Leisure Studies Unit 5: Employment in Leisure AS Travel and Tourism Unit 5: Travelling Safely A2 Physics : Experimental Physics Unit 6B (International Centres Only) AS Biology Unit 2: Development, Plants and the Environment AS Government and Politics Unit 2: Governing the UK

Length
1h 20m 2h 30m 1h 15m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 20m 1h 30m 1h 20m

Wednesday 1 February

6BS04 6CH05 6EB04

A2 Business Studies Unit 4A: Making Business Decisions A2 Chemistry Unit 5: General Principles of Chemistry II - Transition Metals and Organic Nitrogen Chemistry A2 Economics and Business Studies Unit 4B: The Wider Economic Environment and Business A2 Geography Unit 4: Geographical Research

1h 30m 1h 40m 1h 30m

Tuesday 17 January

6RS01 6683 6684 6921 6EC02 6FR02 6GE01

AS Religious Studies Unit 1: Foundations AS Statistics Unit S1 A2 Statistics Unit S2 AGCE AS Applied Business Unit 6: Investigating Promotion AS Economics Unit 2: Managing the Economy AS French Unit 2: Understanding and Written Response in French AS Geography Unit 1: Global Challenges AGCE A2 Health and Social Care Unit 7: Meeting Individual Needs AS Business Studies Unit 2: Managing the Business AS Economics and Business Studies Unit 2B: Business Economics AGCE A2 Applied Business Unit 10: Marketing Decisions AS Physics Unit 2: Physics At Work

1h 45m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 2h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 15m 1h 15m

6970 6991 6PH08 6BI02 6GP02

Thursday 2 February

6GE04

1h 30m

Wednesday 18 January

Friday 3 February

Thursday 19 January

6944 6BS02 6EB02

6CH02 6PS03

AS Chemistry Unit 2: Application of Core Principles of Chemistry A2 Psychology Unit 3: Applications of Psychology

1h 30m 1h 30m

Friday 20 January

6925 6PH02

1h 30m 1h 30m

6677 6689 6RS02

AS Mechanics Unit M1 AS Decision Mathematics Unit D1 AS Religious Studies Unit 2: Investigations

1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 15m

4677 Examination timetable_GCE Jan 12.indd 1

27/06/2011 09:23:17

• andidates should not restart their Unit 2 assessment until instructed to do so.edexcel. in order to maintain the security of the examination all candidates must start examinations scheduled for a morning session no earlier than 8. Edexcel online International customers – all enquiries For more information on Edexcel qualifications please use the following contact numbers: Contact us www. the published starting time for the session without prior permission C from Edexcel. Candidates may perform these tasks over two or three days during their normal lessons.00 p. There is no restriction on the use of pre-released synoptic resources in teaching prior to the examination • CE A2 Geography Unit 6GE04 - Research focus material for each option will be pre-released as advance information a minimum G of four working weeks before the examination via the Edexcel website (www.Rates. • andidates who take an examination earlier than the published starting time shown on the timetable must remain under supervision C until one hour after the published starting time for that examination. • CE ICT Unit 6957. The Knowledge Worker.   Key Dates • The closing date for the submission of coursework and receipt of coursework marks is 10 January 2012 • The date for the restricted release of results to centres only is Wednesday 07 March 2012 • The date for the release of results to candidates is Thursday 08 March 2012 4677 Examination timetable_GCE Jan 12. Genes and Health Biology Unit 2 Development.edexcel.m.m. Communications and Networks. and by 9.m.edexcel.00 p. and by 2.indd 2 27/06/2011 09:23:18 BTEC and NVQ GCSE and IGCSE GCE The Diploma DiDA & other qualifications Online services including Results Plus.modernisationonline. No other departure from the timetable is permitted without the prior written approval of Edexcel. centres are also able to download secure sound files to MP3 players.Further Pure Mathematics 1: FP1 Mechanics Unit M1 Mechanics Unit M2 Mechanics Unit M3 Physics Unit 1 Physics On The Go Physics Unit 2 Physics At Work Physics Unit 4 Physics On the Move Physics Unit 5 Physics from Creation to Collapse Physics (Exploring Physics) Unit 3B International Centres Only Physics (Experimental Physics) Unit 6B International Centres Only Psychology Unit 1 Social and Cognitive Psychology Psychology Unit 3 Applications of Psychology Religious Studies Unit 1 Foundations Religious Studies Unit 2 Investigations Spanish Unit 2 Understanding and Written Response in Spanish Statistics Unit S1 Statistics Unit S2 AGCE Travel and Tourism Unit 1: The Travel and Tourism Industry AGCE Travel and Tourism Unit 5: Travelling Safely AGCE Travel and Tourism Unit 7: Responsible Tourism AGCE Travel and Tourism Unit 10: Promotion and Sales in Travel and Tourism • entres may start examinations earlier than. T The examination is 2 hours and 30 minutes in duration and must be taken in one sitting during the designated five day window. is Monday 09 January to Friday 13 January 2012. The designated window for these units is between Monday 09 January 2012 and Friday 27 January 2012.m. Examination timetables are available in an electronic format: www.. Spanish.Transition Metals and Organic Nitrogen Chemistry Chemistry (Chemistry Laboratory Skills I) International Centres Only Chemistry (Chemistry Laboratory Skills II) International Centres Only Core Mathematics Unit C1 Core Mathematics Unit C2 Core Mathematics Unit C3 Core Mathematics Unit C4 Decision Mathematics Unit D1 Economics Unit 1 Competitive Markets Economics Unit 2 Managing the Economy Economics Unit 3 Business Economics and Economic Efficiency Economics and Business Studies Unit 1 Developing New Business Ideas Economics and Business Studies Unit 2 Business Economics Economics and Business Studies Unit 3 International Business Economics and Business Studies Unit 4B The Wider Economic Environment and Business English Language Unit 1 Language Today English Language Unit 3 Language Diversity and Children’s Language Development English Language and Literature Unit 1 Exploring Voices in Speech and Writing English Language and Literature Unit 3 Varieties in Language and Literature English Literature Unit 1 Explorations in Prose and Poetry English Literature Unit 3 Interpretations of Prose and Poetry French Unit 2 Understanding and Written Response in French General Studies Unit 1 Challenges for Society General Studies Unit 2 The Individual in Society General Studies Unit 3 Change and Progress A2 6BI05 1h 45m 31/01/2012 pm A2 6BI04 1h 30m 25/01/2012 am AS 6BI02 1h 30m 18/01/2012 pm AS 6BI01 1h 30m 11/01/2012 am A2 6925 1h 30m 20/01/2012 am AS 6921 1h 30m 18/01/2012 am AS 6916 1h 30m 11/01/2012 pm A2 6002 3h 26/01/2012 pm Government and Politics Unit 2 Governing the UK Government and Politics Unit 3 Key Themes in Political Analysis Government and Politics Unit 4 Extended Themes in Political Analysis AS 6001 3h 10/01/2012 pm Notes: 1. They must then be allocated the remaining time (1 C hour 45 mins) • andidates should be ‘quarantined’ to ensure that they cannot talk to each other about the content of any aspect of the Unit 2 C assessment. Candidates with more than one examination in a session should take these consecutively. or later than.com) 3. German and Spanish centres with larger cohorts (e.g. are 10 hours of supervised G work. Modern Foreign Languages A2 AS A2 AS AS AS AS A2 AS AS A2 A2 6PH08 6PS01 6PS03 6RS01 6RS02 6SP02 6683 6684 6987 6991 6993 6996 1h 20m 1h 20m 1h 30m 1h 45m 1h 15m 2h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 17/01/2012 10/01/2012 19/01/2012 17/01/2012 20/01/2012 16/01/2012 17/01/2012 17/01/2012 12/01/2012 17/01/2012 23/01/2012 26/01/2012 pm am pm am pm pm am am am pm am am • he GCE French.General Certificate of Education Examination Geography Unit 1 Global Challenges Geography Unit 2 Geographical Investigations Geography Unit 3 Contested Planet Geography Unit 4 Geographical Research AS AS A2 A2 AS AS AS A2 A2 AS AS A2 A2 AS 6GE01 6GE02 6GE03 6GE04 6GN02 6GP01 6GP02 6GP03 6GP04 6938 6941 6944 6949 6HI01 1h 30m 1h 15m 2h 30m 1h 30m 2h 30m 1h 20m 1h 20m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 20m 18/01/2012 24/01/2012 30/01/2012 02/02/2012 12/01/2012 13/01/2012 18/01/2012 24/01/2012 27/01/2012 11/01/2012 13/01/2012 19/01/2012 25/01/2012 16/01/2012 am am pm am am pm pm am pm pm pm am am pm January 2012 timetable – Final Subject/Unit Title Accounting 1 (International centres only) Accounting 2 (International centres only) AGCE Applied Business Unit 1: Investigating People At Work AGCE Applied Business Unit 6: Investigating Promotion AGCE Applied Business Unit 10: Marketing Decisions Biology Unit 1 Lifestyle. except where arrangements have been made for dealing with timetable clashes.30 a. centres are advised that as another alternative to candidates using individual CD T listening devices. However. German.m. Plants and the Environment Biology Unit 4 The Natural Environment and Species Survival Biology Unit 5 Energy. Wales and Northern Ireland. • o facilitate assessment of the listening element.com 0844 576 0026 0844 576 0027 0844 576 0025 0844 576 0028 0844 576 0031 0844 576 0024 +44 (0)1204 770696 An electronic Interboard Searchable Timetable allows Examination Officers to obtain a unified view of examination dates for general qualifications administered by the Unitary Awarding Bodies in England. with the candidates performing a special task. • CE A2 Geography Unit 6GE03 - Synoptic resources will be pre-released as advance information a minimum of four working G weeks before the examination via the Edexcel website (www.00 a. Transport. • ll papers should be taken in by the invigilators at the end of the 45 minutes and then redistributed to candidates once they have A been escorted to another examination room.30 p. or 1. A supervised break may be given between consecutive examinations at the discretion of the centre.  Conduct of Examinations AS/A2 Unit Number Length Date Session German Unit 2 Understanding and Written Response in German Government and Politics Unit 1 People and Politics • TARTING TIMES OF EXAMINATIONS: Each examination must be taken on the day and at the time shown on the timetable.uk/comptimetable January 2012 Examination Timetable Final General Certificate of Education . Using Database Software. • hen a change is made to the published starting time for an examination it is the responsibility of the centre to inform all W candidates affected by the alteration. Exercise and Co-ordination Biology (Practical Biology and Research Skills) Unit 3B International Centres Only AS A2 AS AS A2 A2 AS AS A2 A2 AS A2 AS AS A2 A2 AS AS AS A2 AS AS A2 A2 AS A2 AS A2 AS A2 AS AS AS A2 6665 6666 6689 6EC01 6EC02 6EC03 6EB01 6EB02 6EB03 6EB04 6EN01 6EN03 6EL01 6EL03 6ET01 6ET03 6FR02 6GS01 6GS02 6GS03 6664 6663 6CH08 6CH07 1h 15m 1h 15m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 15m 1h 15m 1h 30m 1h 30m 2h 15m 2h 45m 2h 15m 2h 45m 2h 15m 2h 45m 2h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 6CH05 1h 40m 6CH04 1h 40m 6CH02 1h 30m 19/01/2012 26/01/2012 01/02/2012 09/01/2012 16/01/2012 13/01/2012 13/01/2012 23/01/2012 25/01/2012 20/01/2012 12/01/2012 18/01/2012 23/01/2012 11/01/2012 19/01/2012 26/01/2012 01/02/2012 13/01/2012 25/01/2012 13/01/2012 25/01/2012 12/01/2012 24/01/2012 18/01/2012 10/01/2012 16/01/2012 30/01/2012 6CH01 1h 30m 13/01/2012 6BS04 1h 30m 01/02/2012 am pm pm pm am am pm am am am pm pm am am pm pm am am am pm pm pm pm am pm am pm am am 6BS03 1h 30m 26/01/2012 am 6BS02 1h 15m 19/01/2012 am 6BS01 1h 15m 11/01/2012 pm 6BI08 1h 30m 16/01/2012 am 6BI07 1h 30m 09/01/2012 pm Biology (Practical Biology and Investigative Skills) Unit 6B International Centres Only Business Studies Unit 1 Developing New Business Ideas Business Studies Unit 2A Managing the Business Business Studies Unit 3 International Business Business Studies Unit 4A Making Business Decisions Chemistry Unit 1 The Core Principles of Chemistry Chemistry Unit 2 Application of Core Principles of Chemistry Chemistry Unit 4 General Principles of Chemistry I .org. are free to do so as long as they adhere to the following conditions: • ach group using a language laboratory for the listening assessment should be allocated the same amount of time (45 minutes) for E this section of the examination. Equilibria and Further Organic Chemistry Chemistry Unit 5 General Principles of Chemistry II .30 a. AGCE Health and Social Care Unit 1: Human Growth and Development AGCE Health and Social Care Unit 4: Social Aspects and Lifestyle Choices AGCE Health and Social Care Unit 7: Meeting Individual Needs AGCE Health and Social Care Unit 12: Understanding Human Behaviour History Unit 1 Historical Themes in Breadth History Unit 2 British History Depth Studies AGCE Leisure Studies Unit 2: Working Practices in Leisure AGCE Leisure Studies Unit 5: Employment in Leisure Mathematics . S The published starting time of all examinations is either 9. AS AS A2 AS AS A2 A2 AS AS A2 A2 AS 6HI02 6967 6970 6667 6677 6678 6679 6PH01 6PH02 6PH04 6PH05 6PH07 1h 20m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 30m 1h 35m 1h 35m 1h 20m 23/01/2012 12/01/2012 17/01/2012 30/01/2012 20/01/2012 27/01/2012 27/01/2012 12/01/2012 20/01/2012 24/01/2012 27/01/2012 10/01/2012 pm am pm am pm am am pm am pm pm am • andidates who take an examination later than the published starting time shown on the timetable must remain under supervision C from 30 minutes after the published starting time for the paper concerned until the time when those candidates begin their examination. 30+ candidates) wishing to maximise use of their language G laboratory facilities by letting groups of candidates undertake the Unit 2 listening element separately. and ICT Unit 6959.com). Unit 1 Speaking Tests conducted by Teacher Examiners must take place between Wednesday T 30 November 2011 and Friday 6 January 2012 • CE French. Subject specific notes Applied ICT • he designated five day window for GCE ICT Unit 6953.m. 2. and for an afternoon session no earlier than 1.

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