KS4 Year 10 Learning Path starting September 2017
Edexcel Entry Level Science Certificate
This qualification enables students to:
• acquire a body of basic scientific knowledge and an understanding of some important scientific ideas
• develop basic experimental and investigative abilities
• recognise the difference between scientific and non-scientific ideas and explanations
• develop a basic understanding of some of the important technological and environmental applications of science and the economic, ethical and social implications
• develop appropriate literacy, numeracy and ICT skills
• recognises achievement at National Curriculum Levels 1, 2 and 3
• meets the needs of students with special educational needs
• meets the requirements of students with learning difficulties
• motivates students by recognising small steps of achievement
Earth and space
• different ways of finding out information about our Universe, including the use of optical telescopes and their limitations
• the use of secondary data on the Solar System and earthquakes.
Pearson BTEC Firsts: Principles of Applied Science Level 1/2
Learning aim A: Explore cells, organs and genes
Learning aim B: Explore the roles of the nervous and endocrine systems in homeostasis and communication
Learning aim C: Explore atomic structure and the periodic table
Learning aim D: Explore substances and chemical reactions
Learning aim E: Explore the importance of energy stores, energy transfers and energy transformations
Learning aim F: Explore the properties and applications of waves in the electromagnetic spectrum.
Assessment for this unit is by a 60-minute examination with 54 marks.
The paper will consist of three sections. Section A will be biology, Section B will be chemistry and Section C will be physics.
Each section will be worth 18 marks.
UNIT 2: CHEMISTRY AND OUR EARTH
Learning aim A: Investigate chemical reactivity and bonding
Learning aim B: Investigate how the uses of chemical substances depend on their chemical and physical properties
Learning aim C: Investigate the factors involved in the rate of chemical reactions
Learning aim D: Understand the factors that are affecting the Earth and its environment
Learning aim A: Understand ionising radiation, its uses and sources
Learning aim B: Know how electrical energy produced from different sources can be transferred through the National Grid to homes and industry
Learning aim C: Know the components of the Solar System, the way the Universe is changing and the methods we use to explore space
Learning aim A: Investigate the relationships that different organisms have with each other and with their environment
Learning aim B: Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of human activity on the environment and how these effects can be measured
Learning aim C: Explore the factors that affect human health