In year 10, we follow the Edexcel BTEC level 2 titled Principles of Applied Science. All students are required over the course of the year to complete the 120 guided learning hour qualification. This consists of 4 units, 3 of which are coursework based and the final one is an examination;
Unit 1 – Principles of science – Examination
Unit 2 – Chemistry and our Earth
Unit 3 – Energy and our universe
Unit 4 – Biology and our environment
Students can achieve pass, merit and distinction grades at the end of year 10 if they complete all of the required tasks for each unit at that level. To achieve a merit grade, students need to complete all of the criteria for a pass as well as merit. The same is true for a distinction. More detailed descriptors for each unit can be found below.
A more detailed breakdown of the course can be found here.