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Entry Pathways Introduction to Science Today

Brian Harris, Subject Officer Feb 2012

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Aims

To help teachers deliver new Pathways Entry specificationTo improve learning outcomes by focusing on the quality of teaching and assessmentTo help teachers plan and assess workTo explore how Entry Science Today and Pathways Level 1 Applied Science can work

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Overview of qualification

Number of qualification titles at three different levelsEntry 1Entry 2Entry 3

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Qualification titles at Entry 1

Personal ProgressICT

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Qualification titles at Entry 2/3

Personal & Social Development

Additional English

Independent Living

Welsh

Preparing for Work

Maths

Science Today

ICT

Humanities

Healthy Living & Fitness

Creative, Media & Performance

Welsh (Second Language)

Arts

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Size of qualifications

Three different sizes of qualification

Award (8-12 credits)

Certificate (13-36 credits)

Diploma (37+ credits)

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Science Today qualifications

Entry 2

Award

6004A2

Entry 2

Certificate

6004C2

Entry 2

Diploma

6004D2

Entry 3

Award

6004A3

Entry 3

Certificate

6004C3

Entry 3

Diploma

6004D3

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Unitised qualification

Unitised qualification

Allows flexibility

Enables teachers a learning programme to match learners needs/abilities

Some units can be used in more than one qualification

Link to Science Today unit titles

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Units and qualifications

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Qualification and units

Learner 1

UnitEntry levelCreditsIntroduction to Plant Care E23Introduction to Land MaintenanceE33Introduction to Animal Care E33

Pathways Entry 3 Award in Science for Today

Over 50% of credits are at Entry 3. Therefore qualification at E3

9 credits therefore qualification size =Award

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Qualification and units

Learner 2

UnitEntry levelCreditsIntroduction to Plant Care E23Introduction to Land MaintenanceE33Introduction to Animal Care E33Science and our Universe E23Science and the Human Body E23Science and the Plant World E33

Pathways Entry 2 Certificate in Science for Today

50% of the credits are at Entry 2. Therefore qualification at E2

18 credits therefore qualification size =

Certificate

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Science Today

No compulsory units

You can use any science units to build your qualification

Science units available from webpage

http://www.wjec.co.uk/uploads/publications/13719.pdf

Document available on website mapping units to the programme of study

http://www.wjec.co.uk/uploads/publications/14157.pdf

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Assessment and Moderation

Units internally assessed

Work must be internally verified where there

is more than one assessor

Records of internal verification are kept

Work is externally moderated

Sample sent to WJEC but all learner work must be available, if required

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The role of the Internal Verifier

Check

that all

tasks

cover the assessment criteria and learning

outcomes

Ensure

that the assessment criteria are covered and there are no added requirements for the

candidates

Ensure

all Assessors have copies of the assessment

forms

Sample

Assessor judgements at appropriate

times

Co-ordinate

meetings of

Assessors

Give

and record feedback to Assessors

Maintain

records of the

evidence sampled

More detail can be found on page 13 of specification

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When to submit work for moderation.

Moderation points

January

Summer

Do

not

have to wait until learner has completed the qualification before submitting a unit for moderation

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Unit and qualification entry

Entry for individual units must be made by submitting the relevant unit and

option code

Aggregation

does not take place automatically

: i

t

is necessary to enter

the relevant

‘cash-in’ code for aggregation to take place

.

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Rules concerning aggregation

Quote from specification page 10.

Units

achieved may be used for

re-aggregation

for a

larger

qualification.

However, units

can only be used if and when included within the qualification.

For example, having achieved 8 credits for an Award in

Independent Living

and

subsequently

completed sufficient further units, a candidate may include the

credit from

the Award for aggregation towards a Certificate in

Independent Living.

For example, credit at Entry 3 for

Introduction to Animal Care used for aggregation

to

an

Award in

Preparing for Work can be re-used for aggregation to a Certificate

in Science

Today.

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Achievement and Attainment Tables (AATs)

Qualification Grade

Minimum Credits Required

Performance Points

Award Entry 1

8 or more Credits

5

Award Entry 2

8 or more Credits

6

Award Entry 3

8 or more Credits

7

Certificate Entry 1

13 or more Credits

10

Certificate Entry 2

13 or more Credits

12

Certificate Entry 3

13 or more Credits

14

Diploma Entry Level 1

37 or more Credits

40

Diploma Entry Level 2

37 or more Credits

48

Diploma Entry Level 3

37 or more Credits

56

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