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Applied Single Science

The WJEC GCSE Applied Science (Single Award) specification utlises a context led approach to science learning and assessment. It provides learners with a broad, coherent, practical, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. Studying the GCSE Applied Science (Single Award) to provides insight into, and experience of how science works, whilst stimulating learners’ curiosity and encouraging them to develop an understanding of science, its applications and its relationship to the individual and society.

The Course

The course is taught by one teacher for 4 hours a fortnight.

 

Assessment

The course will be tested throughout the two years with two external summer exams, a task based exercise and a practical assessment. All exams are 1 hour 30 minutes and worth 80 marks.

 

 

Year 10

External Summer Exam

Unit 1: SCIENCE IN THE MODERN WORLD

 

Includes units on energy, electricity, water, space and the universe

 

30%

Year 11 External Summer Exam Unit 2: SCIENCE TO SUPPORT OUR LIFESTYLES

 

Includes units on fitness, disease, chemical and nuclear reactions

 

30%

Unit 3: Task Bases Assessment

 

Activity-based assessment where learners carry out a planned practical activity and produce risk assessments

 

20%

 

Year 11 Practical Exam Unit 4: Practical Assessment

 

10%

 

Progression

 This GCSE is not designed to enable progression to level 3 qualifications in Science.