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Applied and Forensic Science (BTEC)

General Subject Information

CURRICULUM VISION

“A broad, stimulating and enjoyable curriculum, that engages, motivates and challenges all pupils, giving them the knowledge, skills and understanding to grow as individuals, preparing them for the next stage in their lives”

In Science, we incorporate the curriculum vision by:

Broad:

  • Teaching a range of topics across the sciences that stretch students’ knowledge, understanding and skills.
  • Topics such as fundamentals of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and investigative skills.

Stimulating

  • Encouraging interest and enthusiasm through inquisitive and investigative learning that allows students to take ownership of their own discoveries and draw valid conclusions.

Enjoyable

  • In Science, a range of learning techniques are implemented to make the subject enjoyable and accessible for all students, e.g. research based inquiry, experimental and practical work as well as field studies.

Engaging

  • Developing an understanding and awareness of how real life situations and current affairs are linked to an understanding and appreciation for science such as health and disease, climate change and global warming, intensive cattle farming and technological advances.

Motivating

  • Making links between the different topics in Science and the potential careers that can stem from an interest in those topic.
  • Learning about future pathways after GCSE or Applied Science and the wide range of careers that a qualification in science can offer.

Challenging

  • Strengthening students’ examination skills by practising a wide range of revision skills and strategies throughout the course.  

Level 3 Subject Information - KS5

Applied Science - Students have 5 hours each week

Forensics Science - students have 10 hours each week

These subjects are taught at Key Stage 5 only

Students will be assessed via coursework which will be presented in the form of

  • Powerpoints
  • Word Documents
  • Leaflets
  • Posters
  • Or group presentations

Students are assessed via coursework and exams. 

Applied Science (Extended Certificate)

  • Unit 1 - 3 x 40 minute exams (Year 12)
  • Unit 3 - 1 x 90 minute exam (Year 13)

Forensic science (Diploma)

  • Unit 1 - 3 x 40 minute exams (Year 12)
  • Unit 3 - 1 x 90 minute exam (Year 12)
  • Unit 5 - 1x 3 hour exam (Year 13)

 

Applied Science (Extended Certificate)

Forensic Science (Diploma)

Staff

The three teachers that will teacher Applied Science or Forensic Science is Mrs Miller, Miss Keane and Miss Ponsonby

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Revision

 

Personal Learning Checklists

Unit 1

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Unit 3

Practical Exam

Exam Questions/Model Answers Unit 1

Unit 3

Unit 5 
 
Revision Material / Sharepoint

Unit 1 Revision Guide

Unit 3 Revision Guide

 

Job Opportunities / Careers