ELC Science

  • Teaching from: September 2016
  • Exams from: June 2017
  • Specification code: 5960
  • QAN code: 601/7522/9

Our Entry Level Certificates (ELCs) in science are designed for lower ability students who may not achieve a grade 1 at GCSE.

Choose from our single or double award, so you can tailor your teaching to your students. Both qualifications cover the KS4 programme of study, and link closely to our new GCSEs to help with co-teaching.

Our ELCs are ideal for:

  • students who are demotivated or have low attendance
  • as a progression to GCSE

Both are part of our ‘Science for all’ suite of seven qualifications, tailored for students of different ability and aspirations.


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