Tate & Lyle works together with Newham schools as part of new Applied Science GCSE

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Tate & Lyle and other manufacturing companies will provide real-life case studies for a new GCSE. The new GCSE in Applied Science (Double Award) has already been adopted by two schools in the London Borough of Newham, for Year 10 pupils (Key Stage 4). The GCSE, which encourages participation from UK manufacturing companies as a major accompaniment to the syllabus, has been designed with a view to giving students a realistic and practical grounding in the science of industry. Following Tate & Lyle's involvement in the Science Challenge in July 2002, a week-long science project for 28 'Gifted and Talented' students from Newham borough schools, science teacher Rob Jones (of Lister Community School) approached Tate & Lyle to work in partnership on the new GCSE syllabus. Visits to the London cane sugar refinery will form an integral part of the curriculum - providing real life examples of science fundamentals from a vocational perspective. The practical visits will encompass many subject areas including risk assessment, health and safety, microbiology, quality control, energy production and quantitative analysis. The course is much more vocational than the traditional GCSE, and consists of coursework modules totalling 66.6% with only 33.3% as a written exam. From their visits to the Tate & Lyle refinery, students will learn how to identify and prevent potential biological, physical and chemical hazards, fire safety and first aid procedures. Pupils will also experience how to carry out health and safety checks throughout the workplace. A key requirement of the syllabus is that students demonstrate competency in the disciplines of measuring, procedure and other quantitative analysis in industrial and scientific workplaces. Students will also learn about working with energy. From processes used at the refinery, students will learn how electricity is generated and how to capture and recycle waste energy. 'By taking the classroom into modern industry - students can experience science at work,' said Rob Jones, 'the syllabus directly relates science to its practical applications and demonstrates its relevance to the modern world. This is particularly important in an area such as East London. Tate and Lyle have provided a springboard of opportunity in an underrepresented subject for local pupils.' Through the Applied Science GCSE students learn the types of careers that are available, and what qualifications and skills are needed to perform those roles. Chris Fox, Director of Corporate Relations said 'Tate & Lyle is immensely proud to be involved in this GCSE, it fits well with our other education projects such as the Science Challenge. It is important that students understand the relevance of science to UK industry and the wide range of career opportunities that are available.' For more information contact: Rob Jones, Science Department, Lister Community School
020 8586 6083 / 020 8471 3311
The two schools in Newham teaching Applied Science GCSE are Brampton Manor and Lister Community School

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Tate & Lyle PLC is a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions. Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

Through our expertise in sweetening, mouthfeel and fibre fortification, our Food & Beverage Solutions business develops solutions which reduce sugar, calories and fat, add fibre, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, soups, sauces and dressings. Our Primary Products business produces nutritive sweeteners, industrial starches used in paper and packaging, acidulants and products used for animal nutrition.

We have around 4,400 employees working in more than 60 locations across 30 countries. Tate & Lyle’s purpose is Improving Lives for Generations and through our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

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