19/09/2015KS4 Sci.2 WELCOME TO KEY STAGE 4 SCIENCE Science is all around us
19/09/2015KS4 Sci.3 So What’s Next ? Year 9Years 10 & 11 KS4 Science (Mixed BTEC and GCSE) BTEC Science 3 hours a week (BTEC = 2 GCSE’s) GCSE Double Award Science 6 hours a week (2 GCSE’s) KS3 Science Completed GCSE Triple Award Science(3 GCSE’s) ‘A’ Level Science(s)
What is BTEC Applied Science Level 2 ? Designed to provide science to learners in situations linked to possible careers involving science without A level science. It contains a number of Units and you will study three to achieve the Certificate and then a further three to achieve Extended Certificate. The course is designed to be of help to people who may go straight into a science linked career without A level science.
What is BTEC Applied Science Level 2 ? It contains some of the material found in the GCSE Science. There are no external examinations. By the end of the Extended Certificate, you can get the equivalent of TWO GCSE grades for Science. It is easier for you to get higher grades in this, compared to GCSE Science. You CANNOT go on to ‘A’ Level Science
19/09/2015KS4 Sci.6 What will we be studying ? Chemistry and Our Earth Energy and Our Universe Biology and Our Environment Three more Units on different aspects of science still to be decided About 30 lessons a topic
19/09/2015KS4 Sci.7 GCSE Science 6 hours a week for one year 12 topics 60% external assessment by 6 tiered Multi Choice tests available November, March & June – Retakes possible 40% internal assessment by 10% practical skills & 3 x 45 minute tasks Worth ONE GCSE (A* to G) You will then follow GCSE Additional Science for your second GCSE
19/09/2015KS4 Sci.8 What will we be studying ? The Environment Genes Electrical and Chemical Signals Use, Misuse and Abuse Patterns in Properties Making Changes There’s One Earth Designer Products Producing and Measuring Electricity You’re in Charge Now You See It, Now You Don’t Space and its Mysteries About 12 lessons a topic
19/09/2015KS4 Sci.9 Examples of what we will find out: Why are so many people worried about GM Technology ? How can cows make drugs in their milk ? How do my hormones know where to go ? Why TB is in the news again ? What do chemicals do in laser light shows ? How do you make a firework ?
19/09/2015KS4 Sci.10 Examples of what we will find out: Will the UK freeze over one day like in the film ‘The Day After Tomorrow’? How does ‘intelligent packaging’ keep food fresh? How can I make my MP3 batteries last longer ? What kind of car will you be driving in 10 years? Why is the picture better on Digital TV ? The universe is full of planets where intelligent life could start – so where is everybody ?
19/09/2015KS4 Sci.11 GCSE Additional Science 6 hours a week for one year 12 topics 60% external assessment by 3 tiered Multi Choice tests and 3 structured papers available November, March & June – Retakes possible 40% internal assessment by 10% practical skills & 3 x 45 minute tasks Worth a SECOND GCSE (A* to G) The majority of students in the Country choose Double Award Science and can go on to study A level Science
19/09/2015KS4 Sci.12 GCSE Triple Science Designed for students who work and Levels 6 and 7 at Key Stage 3 Achieved by 6 extension topics 100% external assessment by 3 3 structured papers available June each year – Retakes possible Worth a THIRD GCSE (A* to G) It is planned that 20% of students in the Country choose Triple Award Science However, Colleges prefer 2 good grades at Double award rather than 3 low Triple grades
19/09/2015KS4 Sci.13 I don’t need Science for a job ! Science & Maths Transport & Driving Security, Emergency, Armed Forces Leisure, Sport, Tourism Education & Training Computing, ICT Engineering & Manufacturing Health & Medical Building & Construction Environment, Animals & Plants Catering & Hospitality
Why bother ? There are no good jobs available when I leave … There is a world shortage of people working in the SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY and ENGINEERING. (Just think how rapidly these areas are expanding) 19/09/2015KS4 Sci.14
19/09/2015KS4 Sci.15 Study Skills For BTEC Success Excellent attendance To listen, think and be organised To be able to work unsupervised and keep to deadlines To be able to find out information and present it in your own words To be able to carry out practicals To be able to explain things to others
19/09/2015KS4 Sci.16 Study Skills For GCSE Success Excellent attendance To listen, think and be organised To be able to present your own views To be able to carry out practicals To draw on previous experiences To use new information with confidence To be confident with graphs