Unit 1 - Key Concepts in Science - 16.7% Written exam
Content: Scientific principles associated with Biology, Chemistry and Physics. You will study some aspects of the A level Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses.
Unit 2 - Applied Experimental Techniques - 16.7% - Portfolio
Conent: Experimental and practical techniques associated with applied science. You will perform a range of guided scientific experiments and write them up as scientific reports.
Unit 3 - Science in the Modern World - 16.7% - Written exam with pre-release material
Content: The roles and skills of scientists, and the public and media perception of science. You will analyse and evaluate how science is reported in the media
Unit 4 - The Human Body - 16.7% - Written Exam
Content: The biology studied will link to new situations in vocational contexts, such as the work of sports scientists, nurses, dieticians, etc.
Unit 5 - Investigating Science - 16.7% - Portfolio
Content: Similar to the work studied in Unit 2 but this time you will choose one scientific investigation and write about it in detail.
Unit 6a - Microbiology OR Unit 6b - Medical Physics OR Unit 6c - Organic Chemistry - 16.7% - Portfolio
Content: One of these options will be chosen by the Science Faculty, having considered the students in the group and the resources available.