Year 10 Schemes
The Science department offers the following courses:
- Pearson Edexcel GCSE Combined Science course
- Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Applied Science course
The students are placed on the course that staff feel is most appropriate, taking into consideration their needs and strengths.
The GCSE course is assessed by a written exam consisting of 6, 1 hour 10 minute; papers are taken at the end of Year 11. These groups have 5 lessons per week.
To see details of the syllabus click here
In the BTEC Level 1 Applied Science course there are no examinations; it is assessed by 100% coursework with students building up a portfolio of assignments throughout the 2 years of the course. We also focus on developing independence and practical skills to enable our students to become confident scientists with a love of learning.
To see details of the syllabus click here.