Science Assessments

End of year assessments for use with BTEC Science students (OCR/MEI).

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Overview of task

End of year assessments for use with BTEC Science students (OCR/MEI).

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Strand(s)

Number, Finance, Graphs

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Prior knowledge

Appreciation of GCSE Higher Tier, spreadsheets, logarithms and linear programming.

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Relevance to Core Maths qualifications

  • AQA
  • OCR

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Suggested approaches

These materials are designed to inform assessment at the end of the first year of a two-year Core Maths course.

  • The practice papers are suitable for paired work and group discussion.
  • The ‘final’ tests are designed for independent working under test conditions.

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Resources/ documentation

For each option (Science and Business), two papers are provided: a practice paper and a ‘final’ test. Full answers are provided for each of the papers.

Students will need lined paper and graph paper.

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Relevant digital technologies

Calculators are required and basic knowledge of spreadsheets is assessed.

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Possible extensions

Assessments could be used for revision following the summer break.

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Acknowledgement

Developed by Greg Bason at Abingdon and Witney College.