In this Section:

Sixth Form: BTEC Science

Updated: Wed 3 Jul 2019   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

BTEC Science

 

Course Title

Department

Subject Leader

Edexcel Applied Science (BTEC)

Science

Dr V Rae

 

 

 

 

Course Information

Assessment Outline

The Applied Science BTEC is assessed both externally and internally, through coursework, throughout year 12 and year 13.  There are 6 mandatory units and 2 optional units.

 

Unit 1 is externally assessed, it is a combination of physics, chemistry and biology theory and you will sit the exam for this in January of year 12.

Unit 2 is a coursework unit and is internally assessed.

Unit 3 is an externally assessed practical exam which will be examined in April of year 12.

Unit 4 is a coursework unit and is internally assessed.

Unit 5 is externally assessed, it is a combination of physics, chemistry and biology theory and you will sit the exam for this in January of year 13.

Unit 6 is a research project and is internally assessed.

 

The 2 remaining units will be selected from units 9-17 and are internally assessed coursework.

 

Assessment Objectives

AO1 Demonstrate knowledge of scientific facts, terms, definitions and scientific formulae

AO2 Demonstrate understanding of scientific concepts, procedures, processes and techniques and

their application

AO3 Analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information to make judgements and reach

conclusions

AO4 Make connections, use and integrate different scientific concepts, procedures, processes or

Techniques

 

Key Skills in this task

You will have developed a wide range of practical skills during your GCSE.  You must produce an audit of these skills

Bridging Task

Task Outline

Head here on the school website: http://www.tbshs.org/sixthform.aspx?SubCatID=303&PageID=686

 

Download the BTEC applied science documents.  There are 3 posters, 1 each for Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and also a coursework assignment that will be submitted to the exam board.

As part of your BTEC Level 3 qualification you will be completing coursework and also sitting an external exam assessing you on some of the key concepts in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Each Science subject will build on knowledge from your GCSE work and develop these concepts further relating them to use in industry and everyday life.

In order to best prepare you for September we would like you to undertake a few tasks for us to get to know you and for you to do some ground work on a couple of topics we will cover in Unit 1 Principles and Applications of Science.  In addition to the Unit 1 work we would also like you to complete some coursework that will be submitted to the exam board as part of unit 2. All work must be completed by September 1st 2017 and brought to your first BTEC lesson.

For Unit 1 you will be producing 3 posters, 1 for each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, to cover criteria set out below. It is up to you whether it is handwritten, done electronically or a mixture of both. There is no minimum / maximum size for the poster but the best pieces will be displayed in the BTEC classrooms for reference so ideally the larger, the better. The information you use must be clearly referenced using at least 3 different sources and be your own work e.g. not plagiarised.

For the Unit 2 work, you will be producing a summary of the practical skills that you have acquired during your GCSE Science studies.

 

Marking Criteria / Assessment Method

This work will be teacher-marked, and in addition the Unit 2 bridging work will be submitted to the exam board as part of your coursework.

Your work will be assessed and judged to be in the following categories; pass, borderline or fail. In order to pass your GCSE to BTEC Bridging Assignment you must meet all parts of the criteria within the document for each subject.

Associated Documents
PDF Document B/TEC Science Bridging Unit 2019

B/TEC Science Bridging Unit 2019

PDF link: http://www.tbshs.org/docs/6480-BTECSportBridging.pdf