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Science - National Award at University Academy Keighley

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Course content

This OCR National Level 2 Award in Science is equivalent to 2 GCSE’s grade C or above.This qualification aims to: develop your knowledge and understanding of the science sectordevelop skills, knowledge and understanding directly to employment situationsdevelop your ability to work as an individual effectively within a science contextenable you to develop knowledge and understanding in specialist areas of science, and demonstrate the skills needed to participate in the operation and development of real science organisationsencourage progression by assisting in the development of skills, knowledge and understanding that learners will need to enter employment or enhance their current employment statuspromote interaction between employers, centres and learners by relating teaching and assessment to real organisations. All units are centre-assessed and externally moderated by OCR. There are no timetabled exams for this qualification; candidates may complete units at a time that suits the centre. The full award and units from this qualification are graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction.


Unit 1Best practice in science:This unit is centre assessed and externally moderated.  Students will carry out sampling operations and prepare materials and equipment for testing activities.33%Unit 2Materials science:Students study what materials are made from and how they are suited to certain purposes.  This is assessed internally by a portfolio.33%Unit 8Science in Sport:Candidates develop knowledge and understanding of the dietary needs of both a healthy person and sports person.33%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University Academy Keighley directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year