Twenty First Century Science: GCSE Science Higher Level Textbook

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Twenty First Century Science
* is a suite of complementary specifications offering flexible and exciting options for science at GCSE
* is unique in having been extensively trialled over three years with more than 6,000 students in each year
* is motivating, stimulating and relevant.

The specifications and resources are the products of close collaboration between the University of York Science Education Group, the Nuffield Curriculum Centre, OCR, and Oxford University Press.

The GCSE Science course contains nine modules:
* B1 Your and your genes
* B2 Keeping healthy
* B3 Life on Earth
* C1 Air quality
* C2 Material choices
* C3 Food matters
* P1 The Earth in the Universe
* P2 Radiation and life
* P3 Radioactive materials

A comprehensive set of trialled resources is available:
A Textbook at each of Foundation and Higher Level which use engaging, up-to-date science contexts.
Workbooks at each of Foundation and Higher Level which can be used for homework and provide the student with a set of summary notes to help with revision.
A Teacher and Technician Guide with lesson plans covering the whole course, including assessments, homeworks and cover lessons, and activity sheets.
iPack CD-ROM which includes the lesson plans in interactive form, along with over 100 video and audio clips, animations, and PowerPoint presentations. Remember the CD-ROMs are eligible for e-learning credits.

For more information, visit:
www.twentyfirstcenturyscience.org

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The University of York Science Education Group and the Nuffield Curriculum Centre have led this project at the request of QCA. Along with the awarding body OCR they have devised and piloted the specifications, and they have edited and authored the published resources.

Review:

`This course provided the student with the opportunity to study the relevance of science to them and their future; it develops their scientific literacy skills and provides them with the skills to make judgements about modern science based on risk and benefit. The traditional schemes teach the
facts (many irrelevant to what our students will meet in the future) and give a cursory link to society if you are lucky and if time allows!'
Richard Barber, Advanced Skills Teacher - Science, Moulton School Science College, Moulton, Northamptonshire

`More opportunity to discuss topical science. Up to date attractive resources provided.'
Peter Humphries, Curriculum Manager, Darlaston Community School, Darlaston, West Midlands

`Well done Twenty First Century Science. That's what I came into teaching to do and your course is allowing me to achieve this personal ambition and students achieve a more full and round Science education to prepare them for their future.'
Eleanor Owens, Abbeydale Grange School, Sheffield

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