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Applied Science A Level at New Charter Academy & 6th Form

Course description

Do you love practical science activities? Do you work best with more portfolio work rather than formal written examinations? If you enjoy all three sciences – Biology, Chemistry and Physics – and can’t decide which one to do at AS/A2 level, this might be the subject for you.

This new and exciting course focuses on the practical applications of science and not as much on the theories of the more traditional single subjects. It is valuable preparation if you want to study in most areas of science at higher education e.g. nursing, sports science, medical physics, food technology, human physiology, material science or any other science based course.

Entry requirements

You need to meet the stated Academy entry requirements for AS/A2 courses and have one of the following; GCSE additional science C grade or above, or, GCSE in applied science (double award) at a C grade or above. In addition you will need a grade C in GCSE maths.

Future opportunities

This is an excellent course for students considering any laboratory-based career. Technicians work in a wide range of industries; the National Health Service, forensics, food technology, education and manufacturing to name but a few. With this qualification, students could progress to degrees courses in science education, combined/integrated science or applied science courses such as crime scene science.

However, without other science A-levels, this qualification is not sufficient for progression onto specialist courses in chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, medicine or dentistry. But there are foundation science courses from which students with applied science A-level could progress to the more specialised science degrees.

Further information


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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 November 2016
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