Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and Grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics, with Grade 4, 4 in GCSE Combined Science.
All units are equally weighted:
Unit 1 – Externally assessed examination – 25%
Unit 2 – Internally assessed coursework – 25%
Unit 3 – Externally assessed examination – 33%
Unit 8 – Internally assessed coursework – 17%
Unit 1 – Principles and Applications of Science
Unit 2 – Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques.
Unit 3 – Science Investigative Skills, 1 Unit – internally assessed portfolio.
Unit 8 – Phycology of Human Body systems
This qualification carries UCAS points and can therefore be used alongside a range of both A Level and BTEC subjects. For example, taken alongside A Level in psychology and BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in sport to progress to sport psychology courses. It can also be used alongside the BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in health and social care to progress to nursing courses.
This course combines well for those students studying linear courses, as 40% is internally assessed portfolio and 60% examination exams are taken in January of Year 12 and Year 13 to reduce the exam demand at the end of Year 13.
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