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Science Applied AS/A Level 3 at Astor College

Course description



A-level Applied Science offers students the chance to concentrate on some of the vocational aspects of Science. As well as being ideal for students seeking a broad background in Science, it also suits those entering this vocational area for the first time.










Course content


UNIT 1 – Investigating Science at Work

  • The types of organisation which use science
  • How science is used in organisations
  • How health and safety regulations are used in the workplace
  • How the organisation impacts on the local community

UNIT 2 – Energy Transfer Systems *

  • The structure and function of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • How to find out about physiological status through monitoring
  • The process of respiration
  • Ethical issues relating to monitoring, diagnosis and treatment of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • Imaging methods used in monitoring and diagnosis
  • Applications of energy transfer

UNIT 3 – Finding out about Substances

  • How to obtain and prepare samples for analysis
  • Qualitative chemical analysis
  • Volumetric analysis
  • Chromatographic techniques
  • Colorimetric techniques
  • Energy changes that take place when substances react


Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at C or above in different subjects, to include Science

Future opportunities

A-level Applied Science is a good choice for students considering higher education in any Science-based course, including: Biochemical Sciences, Chemistry, Food Technology, Human Physiology, Nursing, Sports Science, Materials Science, and Medical Physics.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact CXK

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: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years