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1 Pathways Applied Science (QCF)

2 Entry 3 and Applied Science Entry 3 units can be used as part of the level 1 Pathways Applied Science qualification Pathways Applied Science is accredited for use in England and Wales. From Sept 2012 Pathways Applied Science cannot be used against performance tables in England.

3 Qualification Titles Level 1 WJEC Pathways Certificate in Applied Science (QCF) (Level 1) WJEC Pathways Certificate in Science for Work (QCF) (Level 1)

4 Pathways Qualifications Level 1 Minimum credit Certificate in Applied Science 13 Certificate in Science for Work 15

5 Which Level? A level 1 Applied Science qualification can be obtained if at least 51% of units are at level 1 The remaining credits may be at Entry 3 Decisions about the level of qualification a candidate is awarded is made at the cash-in stage

6 Each unit has been designed around a central applied purpose which should act as a focus for learning. Unit introduction: Learner friendly introduction

7 Applied and experiential learning A&el stresses the central role of experience in learning related to the world of work. Learners reflect on their experience, draw out and articulate lessons learnt (generalise), and then….. apply their learning to new situations or activities.

8 Applied learning – purposeful learning Each unit has been designed around a central applied purpose which should act as a focus for learning. The applied purpose is the vehicle through which the learning in the unit is made relevant and purposeful. It is also the means by which learners are enthused, engaged and motivated to study science

9 Applied and experiential learning

10 Applied Science Level 1 units Unit Number Unit TitleCredits 1.1 The Impacts of Obtaining Useful Substances 2 1.2Making Useful Compounds3 1.3 Mimicking Sensory Systems to Solve Problems How Human Activity Affects the Environment 3 1.5How the Body Responds to Change2

11 Entry 3 Units The following Entry 3 units can be used with the Level 1 Applied Science qualification: Unit TitleCredits Chemical Products used in the Home and their Environmental Impact 2 Making Useful Compounds3 The Science of Sound and Light3 Variation and Adaption3 Energy in the Home and Workplace3

12 Science for Work Units (Level 1) Unit Number Unit TitleCredits 1.6 Health and Safety in Science Using Science to Test Claims 5 1.8Chemical Detection5 1.9 Science for a Healthy Body Making Electronic Circuits Controlling the Growth of Micro-organisms 5

13 Entry 3 Units The following Entry 3 units can be used with the Level 1 ‘Science for work’ qualification: Unit Title Credits Science: Health and Safety3 Science and the Plant World3 Working with Electrical Circuits3 Science and the Human Body3

14 Controlled Assessment All level 1 units are assessed through controlled assessment WJEC produce model assignments Changes to assignments are permitted within clearly defined rules Centres mark candidate work WJEC moderates centres marking

15 Links Linked to: Essential Skills (Wales) Functional Skills (England) PLTS (England) National Occupational Standards (NOS)

16 Grading of Level 1 Qualifications All level 1 qualifications are graded: Distinction Merit Pass

17 Grading Level 1 Applied Science Unit points per credit Qualification points

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