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Key Stage 4 Exam boards

Discussion in 'Science' started by pfranks, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Is there anybody out there who runs more than one examination board at key stage 4? We are thinking about running BTEC and then GCSE with a different board. Any comments gratefully received.
     
  2. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    I believe BTEC is only available through one exam board. It's so different to gcse that it doesn't really matter if you use a different board.
    Best wishes,
    P
     
  3. My daughter's school does triple award GCSE science with Physics & Biology IGCSE (EDEXCEL) & Chemistry AQA. All seems to work well. Needless to say - all pupils have to take 3 seperate sciences, there is no option to 'drop down' to dual award with a system like this.
     
  4. we do - you don't really have any choice if you offer AQA for the triple scientists. It makes no differnce that is a different exam board - totally different spec, and students that sit it are very different from our triples.
     
  5. Hi, we operate separate sciences and use edexcel's igcse for most of our pupils in physics and biology and aqa's gcse in chemistry. A small number of our pupils do dual award aqa. There is no difficulty in running different boards although the cost is increased. You will also have to invest in more resources.

    Matthew.
     

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