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GCSE Additional Applied Science

Work related portfolio – 50% of your total grade

Work Related Report


Six standard procedures – 6 x 2% = 12% of total marks
One suitability test – 21% of total marks Gathering information
Collect information from different places – leaflets, books, videos, and the internet
One work-related report – 17% of total marks
Try and include information provided directly by a practitioner
Identify where the information has come from
Standard procedures Make it clear when you are using actual words from an information source
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. Describing the workplace
It involves following instructions, working safely, and making measurements
or observations carefully. Describe the expertise, qualifications, and personal qualities important to a
practitioner or working group

Suitability test Describe the nature of the workplace and how it relates to the wider organization
Give the financial or regulatory context
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 Describing relevant scientific knowledge and skills
Describe scientific knowledge and understanding applied in the workplace
Comparing different procedures used for the same purpose
Describe in detail one example of a key technical skill
Testing the suitability of a device for a particular purpose

You will need to: Presenting your report


Describe the relevant properties or characteristics Make sure your report is laid out clearly in a sensible order
Follow or devise a suitable approach Use pictures, tables, charts, and graphs etc to
present information
Collect reliable data
Take care with your spelling, grammar, and

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Evaluate the suitability of the material, procedure, or device
punctuation, and use scientific terms where they
Communicate through a structured report are appropriate
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