Equivalent in size to two A levels and UCAS points awarded as with A levels. Assignments, units and final marks will be awarded as: Pass (E), Merit (C), Distinction (A), and Distinction* (A*).
This Science course is specifically aimed at young people wanting to study a related course at university, take up an apprenticeship or career straight after school.
It is ideal for students who would enjoy completing regular assignments and project work. The course is made up of 8 units of work covering different aspects of science. You will need Grade 5s in sciences and a Grade 5 in maths in order to qualify for a place on this course. There are 2 exam units and 6 assignment based units.
Year 1 4 units: Principles & Application of Science 1; Practical Scientific Procedures & Techniques; Science Investigation Skills; Laboratory Techniques & Application.
Year 2 4 units: Principles & Applications of Science 2; Investigative Project; Contemporary Issues in Science. Applications in organic chemistry
The majority of your lessons will be in laboratories where you'll be carrying out practical experiments, writing up scientific reports or preparing posters and presentations for your assignments. Some theory lessons are classroom based or in IT rooms.
There are a variety of assessment methods including: examinations, written coursework, presentations and practical experiments. You will be assessed throughout the year with assignments that mus tbe completed and passed.
Grade 5 in two sciences and grade 5 in Maths.
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This course is the equivalent of two A-Levels and worth up to 168 UCAS points depending on your grades. This allows progression to related degree programmes at universities across the country. Alternatively you may seek employment in the industry. A recent economic study of South Yorkshire (September 2017) has identified a shortage of young people ready to work as laboratory technicians – there is projected to be a significant increase in the number of job vacancies in this field.