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Science at Guru Nanak Sikh Academy

Course description

Biology B1 a. Environment, Genes. b. Electrical and Chemical Signals, Use, Misuse and Abuse. B2 - Inside living Cells, Divide and Develop, Energy Flow, Interdependence. B3 - Biotechnology, Behaviour in Humans and Other Animals. Chemistry C1 a. Patterns in Properties, Making Changes. b. There's One Earth, Designer Products. C2 - Synthesis, In Your Element, Chemical Structures, How Fast? How Furious? C3 - Chemical Detection, Chemistry Working for Us. Physics P1 a. Producing and Measuring Electricity, You're in Charge. b. Now You See It - Now You Don't, Space and its Mysteries. P2 - As Fast as You Can, Roller Coaster and Relativity, Putting Radiation to Use, Power of the Atom. P3 - Particles in Action, Medical Physics. Internal Assessment (40%) * Assessment of practical skills (10%), where the teacher is assessing the student's ability to follow instructions, collect data ( by taking readings and measurements, making observations and by using ICT) and to present their raw results. Non-moderated. * Assessment activities (30%), provided by Edexcel, marked by the teacher and externally moderated by an examiner appointed by Edexcel. A choice of further assessment routes available (60%) Students must attempt two out of three routes for each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics; each assessment contributes 10%. * Internally -assessed centre- divides * Externally - assessed multiple-choice tiered tests available in January and June. * Externally - assessed structured tiered examination papers available in January and June. Possible Assessment Routes. 1 - Route giving maximum external assessment: Compulsory internally assessed unit plus two externally - assessed units (Internal Assessment 40%, External Assessment 60%). 2 - Route giving maximum internal assessment: Compulsory internally - assesses unit plus externally-assessed unit plus centre-devised internally assessed unit ( Internal Assessment 70%, External Assessment 30%)

Future opportunities

You could take this course, which is equivalent to two GCSE's, to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Science and specialise in one area of science or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification. With further training, you could go into a job related to science such as a Teacher, Pharmacist or Science Technician . You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Guru Nanak Sikh Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years