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Notre Dame Pathway
One Year Course - Equivalent To Two GCSEs
BTEC Level 2 First
Assessment: The course consists of two separate qualifications the BTEC First in the Principles of Science and the BTEC First for the Applications of Science.
Each of these qualifications consist of 4 modules (worth 25% of the marks each), 3 of which are internally assessed coursework modules and 1 of which is an external exam. So this means the course is 75% coursework and 25% exams. The exams are normally taken in February and May.
If you are good at coursework this is the course for you.
What do I need to study this course?
You need a grade 4 in either GCSE English Language or GCSE Maths, and four other GCSEs with at least a grade 3.
What will I study?
This course is your first step towards a career in the health or scientific sectors. You’ll learn about the core science principles that are the basis of our understanding of the world today, and how to use this knowledge. You will study biology units such as The Nervous System, Genetics, and Disease. Chemistry units includes the study of Atoms, Reactions, and Pollution. In physics you will study Energy, Electricity, and Radioactivity. The course consists of coursework modules where you will carry out experiments and research in the three main fields of science, Biology Chemistry and Physics and write reports on your findings, In addition you will do two external exams to test your knowledge of Biology, Chemistry and Physics This qualification is suitable for those wishing to gain a level 1 or level 2 qualification to support further study.
This course, combined with other qualifications, facilitates progression to BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science, other level 3 qualifications, employment or apprenticeships.