1. Course details

Qualification name Extended Certificate in Applied Science
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation AQA Education
Course type Classroom based
Course hours FullTime
Course start date 07 September 2021
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

2. Who this course is for

An Applied Science A-level will give you a valuable, broad and practical scientific background! Throughout the course you’ll apply your scientific knowledge to the workplace – studying how science affects our lives in real ways. You’ll look at science in industry, you’ll develop the use of many analytical techniques, look at the generation of electricity and explore the ways in which science can be used to monitor the human body in health and disease. In most cases Applied Science is the most suitable science option for those who wish to take a single science subject at A-Level and /or expect to receive B and C grades in their GCSE science courses. It is a combination of coursework and exams! Many Applied Science students begin careers in nursing or midwifery and this subject is often combined with Health and Social Care. Primary school teaching and P.E teaching are also common destinations when combined with appropriate subjects.

3. Entry requirements

All students must hold a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at Grades 9 - 5, and Grade 5 in English and Maths. In addition students must achieve at least a Grade 6 in the subjects that they wish to study.

4. What you'll learn

Key Concepts in Science Applied Experimental Techniques Science in the Modern World The Human Body Investigating Science Microbiology Portfolio

5. How you'll learn

A mixture of taught material and independent research. In depth discussions about topical news items and the issues that arise from these developments. Practical work with an emphasis on interpreting data and drawing conclusions. Large extended projects, where an emphasis will be on time management and organisation.

6. What you'll need to bring

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7. How you'll be assessed

Assessment is through coursework and a written examination at the end of the course.

8. Next steps

The Applied Science qualification is useful where a broad scientific knowledge is required. This qualification is supported by a range of universities, and taken alongside other qualifications, itcan fulfil the entry requirements for a number of science-related higher education courses including: physiotherapy, biomedical and sports science, and is particularly relevant to those wishing to undertake a vocational course such as nursing.

9. Venue

Name The Blue Coat CofE School
Address Egerton Street
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Phone 0161 624 1484

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