Has anyone any experience of the OCR Nationals or BTEC First in Applied Science courses? My school is currently looking for a suitable course to offer next year's lower sets in KS4 which will allow them to achieve better results than from taking core science. There are pros and cons of each course and we are hoping to observe some schools currently offering the courses. In the meantime any advice would be appreciated particularly from those who may have experience of teaching both courses and who could suggest what kind of students the courses suit considering the issues with behaviour and ability which often arise in lower sets. I look forward to hearing any comments anyone might have! Thanks in advance!