National 2 Science in the Environment (Course Code: C766 72)

SCQF Level 2 (18 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Science in the Environment?

Science is an important part of our everyday lives at work, at home, in learning and in leisure. Through science, we develop a curiosity and awareness of our environment and recognise the impact science makes on ourselves, on others and on everyday life.

This course will enable you to develop the confidence and ability to tackle everyday situations involving science. You will use your knowledge of science, equipment, tools and materials to make scientifically informed choices in a range of personal and social situations.

What do I need to get in?

The school or college will decide on the entry requirements for the course.

What will I study?

This course aims to develop skills in: recognising the use and value of science in the environment, and how it affects everyday life; using and understanding scientific literacy in everyday contexts; and using, tools, equipment and materials safely in practical scientific and environmental activities.

The course has two compulsory units and two optional units. 

Compulsory Units

Science in the Environment: Resources, Forces and Energy (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Science in the Environment: Living Things (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Optional Units (choose one)

Science in the Environment: Managing an Environmental Area (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Science in the Environment: Sustainable Lifestyles (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

You will be given practical work and other tasks to do when your teacher thinks you are ready. Your finished work should be kept in a folder. This is the record you keep of what you have done and how well you are doing.

If you do not pass a task first time you will be able to try again after more practice and help or advice from your teacher.

Your teacher will tell you how you are getting on. You will get the pass marked on your certificate.

You must pass all the required units to get the qualification. 

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

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