Further to an archiving exercise by Qualifications Wales, the independent regulator in Wales, This qualification is now archived on QiW but is still available for centres in Wales.
If you wish to deliver this qualification, please contact us directly. We will contact Qualifications Wales and request it to be placed back on QiW for availability and funding purposes.
The final assessment opportunity for this qualification will be June 2018. There will be no resit opportunity available. The last year 10 cohort start date will be September 2016. The qualification is no longer included on KS4 performance tables.
Our Science provision is changing as part of the government reform of vocational and general qualifications. Cambridge Nationals in Science and Science in the Workplace no longer carry performance points, so OCR has made the difficult decision to not continue these qualifications following final assessment in summer 2018.
Alternative provision is available in the form of our new GCSE (9-1) Gateway Science and Twenty First Century Science suites, which have been redeveloped for first teaching from September 2016. The new suites (from 2016) each contain separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics specifications and a Combined Science (Double Award) specification.
This is a vocationally-related qualification that takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. The Cambridge Nationals in Science will equip students with sound, specialist scientific knowledge and skills for everyday use. This qualification allows students to explore the way in which people use science in their work.
Letters of endorsement from employers and/or educational institutions
We’ve put together this guide to give additional guidance on how internal standardisation may be approached. These guidelines must be used in conjunction with the centre handbook and admin guide relevant to the qualification you are delivering.
If you are looking for support for Cambridge Nationals from a subject expert, download and complete this form to request an advisory support call.
The teaching and learning resources on this page must not be used for summative assessment purposes. As part of our teaching we expect support to be given to your learners; such support is not permissible for summative assessment and is likely to be considered malpractice.
This resource brings together the questions from the June 2014 examined unit, the marking guidance, the examiner’s comments and the exemplar answers into one place for easy reference.
This document provides links to resources provided by Practical Action.
This is a guide for teachers so that you can see how we would mark work, Cambridge Nationals are designed to give the students the project and let them create the work. The guide contains sample learner work for unit R074 and covers all learning objectives, graded at Marking Band 1 (MB1) and Marking Band 3 (MB3).
This is a guide for teachers so that you can see how we would mark work, Cambridge Nationals are designed to give learners the project and let them create the work. The guide contains sample learner work for this unit and covers all learning objectives, graded at Marking Band 1 (MB1) and Marking Band 3 (MB3).
An Excel based tool which enables teachers to see how a holistic approach to delivery can enable teaching and learning of other subjects alongside Cambridge Nationals in Science in the Workplace.