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Science Curriculum (ASD)

Discussion in 'Science' started by njs1999, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. tricolas

    tricolas New commenter


    What Secondary schemes/qualifications do people teach in Science?

    I've just started at a school and the KS3/4 curriculum looks like it needs a bit of organising/refreshing.

    I'm not a Science specialist.

  2. border_walker

    border_walker Lead commenter

    Based upon what?
  3. tricolas

    tricolas New commenter

    If you're asking with regards to the organisation of it, the ASD school follows one of these paid for schemes, which seems pretty good, but only offers the GCSE syllabus for KS4. Many of the students can't access the GCSE due to the content.
  4. chaos

    chaos New commenter

    Hiya, we offer OCR Entry Level … GCSE for more able ….AQA Unit Awards for low ability.
    We start the Entry Level in Y9 as it is very heavy as far as content is concerned.
  5. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    I have found the AQA entry level certificate to be a useful means of progression for many of our students who aren't yet ready for GCSE, or who need a stepping stone qualification, or who need a back up because they may not be in a good place in the summer when fixed exams take place.
    It gives the option of single (3 modules) or double (6 modules) entry, reasonably accessible tests and a good teacher assessment scheme for practical work.

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