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Science

Aims

Science at Bromley Beacon Academy aims to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to progress to qualifications in a Science or Technology related area at a higher level.

Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Award, Certificate and Extended Certificate in Applied Science and Technology are all available to students taking science as an option in year 10.

Year 9

During Year 9 all pupils are taught applied science within their other subjects:

  • Electronics in Action is taught in ICT, motorbike mechanics and music
  • Effective communication in the workplace is taught in English
  • Using ICT in the workplace is taught in ICT

Students completing the year will be awarded the Level 1 Award in Applied Science and Technology

Year 10

During Year 10 all pupils are taught applied science within their other subjects:

  • The Study of Living Systems is taught in English and as part of whole day field trips.
  • Using mathematics tools in science and technology is taught in mathematics.

Students completing the year will be awarded the Level 1 Certificate in Applied Science and Technology

Examinations

Pupils in Year 10 taking science as an option will complete additional modules in the science department:

  • Forensic detection.
  • Nature and application of energy waves and radiation.
  • Carrying out a science or technology project (this module finishes at the start of year 11).

Students completing the year and optional modules will be awarded the Level 1 Extended Certificate in Applied Science and Technology

At level 1 pupils are assessed on their ability to:

  • Know, identify and use basic scientific methodologies.
  • Know, identify and use basic scientific tools.
  • Understand that science and technology are integrated into the world around them.
  • Produce a comprehensive portfolio of evidence using varied methods.

Where to next:

  • Further learning at the same level (level 1 diploma)
  • Further learning at a higher level (level 2 award, certificate or extended certificate)
  • Careers in science as laboratory technicians

 

 

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