Science at Key Stage 5
Science at Key Stage 5.
We run 3 separate science courses at key stage 5. The BTEC Level 3 Applied Science course is an established course and achieves excellent results- 100% Distinction */Distinction in 2017. Now that an external element has been introduced, 58% of the marks are allocated to an externally assessed exam, whilst 42% of the assessment is assignment based.
A level Biology attracts growing numbers and has improving results- 100% of the A level biologists passed their A level in 2017. The course involved practical work in and outside the science laboratory. Similarly to Key Sstage 3 and 4. A level Biology follows the AQA Kerboodle scheme of work. A Level Chemistry is new to the Beaconsfield School, with our first results due this Summer.
All three Science courses involve plenty of practical work with all practical skills assessed throughout the two years for the A Level subjects, or as an externally assessed practical unit for the BTEC . The courses are all expanding rapidly whilst still keeping very encouraging teacher student ratios.
All Key Stage 5 Science course are taught in five 50 minute lessons a week.