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Year 12 Applied Science 2018/2019

Course title: Applied General Science Exam board: AQA Specification code: 360 GLH (TVQ01029)
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit two external exams at the end of Year 12 and submit 6 pieces of practical based coursework.  During the course students will be taught theory in all three sciences which they will then use to carry out their coursework.

Unit 1 Key Concepts in Science: (External examination)

Students will complete short and long answer questions on the topic areas from year 12.  Questions will be knowledge based; as well as drawing on the practical work that students have completed throughout the course. Students MUST pass this examination to pass the course.

Unit 2 Applied Experimental Techniques: (Coursework submission)

Students will complete 6 units of coursework based on the key concepts in science. Students will be allowed only one resubmission of coursework to improve on their initial submission.

Unit 3 Science in the Modern World:  (External examination)

Students will sit an external examination based on pre-release material. Students MUST pass this examination to pass the course.

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) This half term will see the beginning of teaching the key concepts across Biology, Chemistry and Physics
2 (7 weeks) This half term will see the continuing teaching of key concepts across Biology, Chemistry and Physics with some of the coursework assignments starting to be allocated
3 (6 weeks) This half term will continue with the key concepts in Biology Chemistry and Physics and also continue with the ongoing coursework linked to these key concepts. We will also begin to work on unit 3 where we look at science in the modern world
4 (6 weeks) This half term will continue with the key concepts in Biology Chemistry and Physics and also continue with the ongoing coursework linked to these key concepts. We will also continue work on unit 3 where we look at science in the modern world
5 (5 weeks) This half term will be concerned with finalising any outstanding coursework and preparing for the two external exams. Work will be done on the pre-release material in preparation for the unit 3 exam.
6 (7 weeks) Revision and exam preparation will continue until the external exams are over and then work will begin on the year 13 syllabus.

 

Year 13 Applied Science 2018/2019

Course title: Applied Science General Exam board: AQA Specification code: 360 GLH (TVQ01029
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit one external exams at the end of Year 13 and submit 2 large pieces of practical based coursework.  During the course students will be taught theory which they will then use to carry out their coursework.

Unit 4 The human body – This is an exam based unit where students will learn about the human body

Unit 5 Investigation science – This is a portfolio based unit where students will plan and carry out an investigation into an aspect of science

Unit 6 Microbiology – This is a portfolio based unit where students will plan and carry out an investigation into an aspect of microbiology

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) Units 4 (exam) and 6 will be worked upon during this term, practical work will be carried out and the portfolio will begin to build
2 (7 weeks) Units 4 and 6 will be worked upon during this term, practical work will be carried out and the portfolio will begin to build
Unit 4 will be sat in the January exam series
3 (6 weeks) Unit 5 will begin to be taught
Unit 6 will be ongoing
4 (6 weeks) Unit 5 will be ongoing
Unit 6 will be ongoing
5 (5 weeks) Unit 5 and 6 should be finished early this term