APPLIED SCIENCE IS AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO STUDY ALL THREE SCIENCES THROUGH A MORE VOCATIONAL APPROACH.
This course is ideal for those who wish to pursue a science based career or degree but who do not need a specific separate science subject.
WHAT YOU STUDY
Applied science allows students to continue studying a broad science curriculum. The course currently consists of 6 units covered over 2 years. You will cover Biology, Chemistry and Physics principles in a more relevant context than the traditional separate subject courses. The aim of the course is to study science principles in real life situations, which students often find more relevant and interesting.
HOW YOU STUDY
The fundamental philosophy of Applied Science is that, in order to understand the nature of science, students must actively experience the science environment. This can be achieved through a variety of approaches including work experience, links with local employers, case studies and research. The units that are examined will combine traditional whole class teaching, individual and whole group research activities as well as practical investigations. Units are assessed by examination or portfolio work; you should expect to produce assignments from practical and research activities.
This course would suit students who enjoy science and wish to continue studying it but who do not wish to specialise and study the very challenging separate science A-level options. It also suits students who prefer a ‘hands on’ approach and who would benefit from a greater assessment emphasis on portfolio work rather than examinations.
PROGRESSION TO UNIVERSITY AND WORK
This course is designed to provide students with a broad knowledge and understanding of this vocational area. They are ideal qualifications for those students who want a broad background in science, which will allow them to progress to further or higher education, training or employment.
GCSE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
This course is suited to double science or separate science (biology, chemistry and physics) students who have achieved grade C. The course requires sound mathematical ability too.