Cambridge Technical Level 2 Extended Certificate in Science

Summary

This qualification is ideal if you are thinking of a career or employment in Science. You will gain a Level 2 qualification which will support further study in Science. You will have valuable opportunities to develop skills, gain knowledge and understanding in Science, provide progression to further study and improve your employability.
Cambridge Technicals in Science include a wide range of units which cover the subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics by researching new innovations in these areas. Your tutor will select Units to give you a strong foundation for you to progress to the workplace or to continue studying science at a higher level. You will develop practical skills as an important part of your assessment.
Units to be studied include:
Science of the Earth
You will understand how the Earth’s structure has evolved and is ever changing. You will understand how we use the resources that our planet has and the challenges that society faces in uses these valuable resources in a sustainable way.
Food Production
You will become knowledgeable about the basics science of photosynthesis and then apply this learning to important issues in Farming for now and the future. Examples of topics include food production by hydroponics and GM food. You will research topics such as “Chocolate - from bean to box”, as an example of how food gets from the field to the supermarket.
There are no examinations on this course and all work is assessed through task work for each unit of the qualification. You will be encouraged to track your own progress as you build up your portfolio of evidence before a visiting moderator from the exam board visits to agree the grades for your work.

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