We are now following the Entry Level syllabus for Science through OCR exam board. This builds on the previous accredited pathway of Unit Awards. Pupils from Year 9 upwards are working towards Entry Level 1 to 3 through completing a range of units in the areas of Biology, Physics and Chemistry. The award requires pupils to sit short 'end of unit' tests as well as a range of 'Can do' tasks and a longer practical element.
We are currently exploring Science BTEC as a way to extend our more able students. We are investigating the syllabus available through different exam boards and liaising with other schools to find out what works successfully with their pupils. We are also applying for Approval as a BTEC centre to enable us to deliver this qualification.