Science KS5 Curriculum

KS5 Course Intro:

Applied science is a highly practical course assessed 66% by coursework and 33% by examination.

Students are expected to work independently to complete practical assignments which are written up to form the coursework. In year 13 students choose and complete a whole investigation which forms one unit of coursework.

A level applied science leads to further studies in applied science and sports science.

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Y12

Module – How scientists work

Students complete studies of 4 organisations where science is used.

Students complete are write up 2 quantative experiments – Measuring the concentration of vinegar by titration,

Unit is submitted after Christmas holidays

Module - Monitoring the activity of human body

Students learn how humans breath, how the heart beat is generated and how breathing rate and heart rate is regulated

Module – Science at work

Students compare and contrast ways in which electricity is generated from renewable and non renewable resources.

Students complete a study of how an organisation conserves energy.

Students complete 2 practical assignments Mummilion – analysis of an unknown salt, Measuring the vitamin C content of some fruit juices, and Measuring the sugar content of grapes using Benedicts test.

Module - Monitoring the activity of human body

Student learn about how the vital signs of the human body can be measured and monitored including blood pressure, pulse rate, cat scans, xrays,

Students revisit and complete and improve all coursework assignments and for submission to the moderator May 16th.

Students prepare for module tests in Monitoring the Activity of the Human Body.

Module test is sat in June

Y13

Module – Investigating the scientists work

Students select, plan and complete a personal study of their own choice.

Student’s work independently planning and completing the study. They complete their study keeping a diary to monitor their plan

The unit should be submitted at the start of the spring term.

Module – Waves

Students learn about waves and their applications. The unit is examined in January module tests.

Module – Ecology

Students study conservation projects using the story of the Red squirrel. A field study is carried out and the methods, data, and conclusions are presented in appropriate ways.

The Unit is submitted after Easter holidays/

Students revisit and complete and improve all coursework assignments and for submission to the moderator May 16th.

Students prepare for module tests in Waves and Monitoring the Activity of the Human Body.

Module tests are sat in June

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