BTEC presentation - Hundred of Hoo Academy

BTEC Exam Celebrations – L2 Pass
 9 Pupils achieved Level 2 Pass on the BTEC exam
 2 Pupils achieved a Level 2 Merit on the BTEC exam
BTEC Resits
 5th June
 Covers Unit 1 Biology, Chemistry & Physics
Areas for improvement…
 Lack of simple recall e.g. name a plant hormone – couldn’t
be answered.
Not attempting whole questions
Not being specific enough in answers e.g. ‘pollution’, ‘waste
gases’ instead of ‘carbon dioxide or sulphur dioxides’
Not using any of the information in the question
Rephrasing the question as an answer without saying
anything new!
Simply quoting back data without actually explaining what
it meant or manipulating it.
General Advice
 Mark a minute so time yourself carefully
 Start by going through and answering all the
ones you can do first so you don't run out of
time on questions you could have answered
 Underline command words describe,
explain, suggest in the question
Data Questions
 Read all the data given as the information provides
Use data and quote back facts in your answer when it
tells you to.
Use the equation sheets and carefully select the
correct equations to use – you may need to use more
than one for a question
Check you haven't missed out one mark questions
where there aren't lines to write e,g if you have to add
plots or a line of best fit to a graph
Show working out for all calculations and equations
that you have used
Include units in all your answers
6 Mark QWC questions – GCSE & BTEC
 6 mark QWC questions involve extended writing just
like we've practiced in class
Brainstorm useful scientific keywords and put them
in the margin before you start. This will help develop
your answer
You can use bullet points if it helps you sequence
your ideas they must still be full sentences for QWC
Read back your work to check spellings and
grammar is accurate to get the QWC mark
These questions could be asking you to write a
practical method - remember to include what you will
measure, equipment and controls
How you can prepare…
DON’T just read the textbook/revision guide, you
need to actively engage with the material….
 The Science booklet outlines the topics you need to
revise with a link to Bitesize and BTEC past papers
 Use Bitesize – there are pages of notes you can print and
highlight, animations and tests
 Use the revision tests on Bitesize to assess your
understanding at the end of each topic
 Practice as many past papers as possible and carefully
read the mark schemes so you develop your
understanding of what the examiners are looking for
 The Principles of Science BTEC qualification will be
certificated at the end of year 11. If you fail to achieve Level2
Pass overall you will need to re-sit the external examination
again alongside your other exams next year.
 You can only re-submit assignments in special
 Next year you will either be moved onto the Additional
Science GCSE course or Application of Science BTEC
depending on your pathway.
BTEC Opportunities
Level 2 Pass (minimum) overall enables you to access Level 3
qualifications such as:
 Applied Sciences, Biology, Chemistry or Physics
 Applied Forensic Science
 Applied Medical Science
Aviation Operations
Animal Management
Beauty Therapy
Children's Care, Learning and Development
Construction, Building Services Engineering & Civil Engineering
Vehicle Technology