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

Science in Society AS level for gifted and talented (KS4)

Science in Society AS level for gifted and talented (KS4)

Science in Society builds upon ideas about how science works that are core to all current single science GCSE courses. A number of centres have found the AS level course a suitable option for brighter or more motivated students who have taken science GCSE at the end of Year 10, usually within a ‘gifted and talented’ programme.

Some care needs to be taken, particularly in distinguishing the demands of the internally assessed Unit 2 from similar work being undertaken in other subjects at GCSE level, but for selected students this course can be an exciting early introduction to advanced level work.