Entry Level Certificate Science (2016)
Supporting success in science
Here, you'll find everything you need to study for or to teach the Edexcel Entry Level Certificates in Science and Further Science, including key documents, the latest news, and details of how to access free support when you need it from our team of experts.
Our Entry Level Certificates in Science and Further Science have specifically been designed to closely match the programme of study and provide a progression route to GCSE Combined Science for lower attainers. The certificates support advancement in science by cementing core understanding and maximising engagement with the subject.
Our topics are aligned with those in GCSE Combined Science to help with co-teachability. Our suggested practical activities are tailored to Entry Level learners, while closely matching the GCSE Combined Science core practicals.
Learn more about how our ELCs link to the content covered in GCSE Combined Science in the document below.
Our assessments are designed to be taken when learners are ready, whether this is at the end of each unit, end of term, or end of year with our single and double awards. This way teachers can build up evidence in a modular way over the duration of the course. Practical work can be assessed using the same method as GCSE, so learners can develop their scientific enquiry skills ready for assessments in the same way as they would when moving on to GCSE Combined Science.