Enabling students to understand and analyse contemporary issues in science and technology

Skills development

This course develops an important range of skills that go beyond those required for a traditional science A level. These include:

  • communication skills;
  • critical thinking skills;
  • data analysis and evaluation;
  • the ability to develop an argument using effective evidence; and
  • research skills.

The course would provide a good framework for the development and assessment of functional skills. The internally assessed work at AS level would provide a good foundation for work on a Level 3 Extended Project.

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