Science is a subject that is always in the news. Consider gene technology, global warming, endangered species, GM foods, transplants, forensics, Ebola, alternative energy. The list is endless and is growing every day. Applied Science can ‘stand alone’ as a Science subject and is complimentary to Geography, Psychology, Sociology and Sports Science in addition to the other Sciences and Mathematics.
Year 12 follow the Edexcel Level 3 Applied Science syllabus in which there will be one unit that is examined and one unit that will be internally set and marked and externally moderated by the examination board. The units covered in Year 12 are “Principles and Applications of Science” and “Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques. Successful completion of the Year 12 units is equivalent to 0.5 of an A Level and will result in a Certificate in Applied Science being awarded. Most students carry on studying the course in Year 13 when 2 more units are completed. These students receive the Extended Certificate in Applied Science which is equivalent to a full A Level.
Please note that you can take this subject along with any other science A levels should you wish to.
These are the course requirements for automatic qualification. Grade 5-4 in Combined Science or 5-4-4 in separate sciences as well as Grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics. If you have not met all of these requirements, you will need to speak with our subject leader to ensure you are suitable for the course.
Applied Science provides an excellent basis for higher education courses from Biology, Nursing and Laboratory Work to Forensic Investigation and Sports Therapy. Level 3 Applied Science attracts UCAS points so university is an option as is an apprenticeship.