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GCSE Additional Applied Science

Work related portfolio – 50% of your total grade Work Related Report Gathering information
Collect information from different places – leaflets, books, videos, and the internet Try and include information provided directly by a practitioner Identify where the information has come from

Six standard procedures – 6 x 2% = 12% of total marks One suitability test – 21% of total marks One work-related report – 17% of total marks

Standard procedures
A standard procedure is a series of practical steps, often including scientific techniques, that will achieve the same result no matter who carries it out. It involves following instructions, working safely, and making measurements or observations carefully.

Make it clear when you are using actual words from an information source

Describing the workplace
Describe the expertise, qualifications, and personal qualities important to a practitioner or working group Describe the nature of the workplace and how it relates to the wider organization Give the financial or regulatory context

Suitability test
Suitability tests are an example of how science is used in the workplace. There are three types of test you might carry out: Testing a material or comparing materials for a particular purpose Comparing different procedures used for the same purpose Testing the suitability of a device for a particular purpose You will need to: Describe the relevant properties or characteristics Follow or devise a suitable approach Collect reliable data Evaluate the suitability of the material, procedure, or device Communicate through a structured report

Describing relevant scientific knowledge and skills
Describe scientific knowledge and understanding applied in the workplace Describe in detail one example of a key technical skill

Presenting your report
Make sure your report is laid out clearly in a sensible order Use pictures, tables, charts, and graphs etc to present information Take care with your spelling, grammar, and punctuation, and use scientific terms where they are appropriate