Science

SUBJECT Science
TEACHER IN CHARGE Mrs C Greene
WHAT COURSE DO I FOLLOW? OCR Gateway Science or BTEC Applied Science
WHAT WILL I STUDY?

ScienceThe OCR Gateway Science Suite offers GCSEs in Core Science, Additional Science and Separate Science GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Edexcel BTEC Applied Science Level 2 covers aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics but is arranged into assignments to be completed throughout the course.

Students will study the most appropriate course for their ability. Our most able students will study Separate Science GCSEs. The majority of students study Core Science followed by Additional Science (covering topics in all three sciences). Some students will study BTEC Applied Science which places emphasis on the applications of science in real scenarios.

DETAILS OF FORMAL EXAMINATION

All Gateway Science GCSEs involve two unit exams. Unit exams are available in January and June.
Each examination has two levels
Foundation – grades C-G
Higher – grades A*-C.
There are no formal exams for BTEC Applied Science

COURSEWORK DETAILS

Controlled assessment is an important element of all Gateway GCSEs. Each piece of work is completed in class time under controlled conditions, although some research work can be completed at home.
The BTEC Applied Science course is continuously assessed and students must complete every assignment in order to achieve either Pass, Merit or Distinction.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Our aim is to make Science accessible and enjoyable for all students. We have an extensive programme of enrichment activities including educational visits and STEM workshops for all year groups and all abilities.

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