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Applied Science Level 3 at Sir John Gleed School

Course description

This qualification enables learners to develop practical scientific skills and will appeal to students who prefer portfolio-based assessment rather than examinations. Units covered include laboratory, forensic, medical, environmental, biological, chemical and physical

Course content:

Mandatory (core) units: 

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Scientific Investigations
  • Scientific Practical Techniques
  • Perceptions of Science
  • Using Mathematical Tools in Science

After completion of the core units you might specialise in the area that you are most interested in by selecting units to tailor your own course from a comprehensive list of units for each area.

The specialist units are:

  • Forensic Science
  • Medical Science
  • Polymer Technology
  • Metallurgy

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE’s at grade A* - C, including English, Maths and Science.

Future opportunities

Progression routes:

To further study

This course will allow you to move on to higher level science courses such as Sports Science, Medical Science or Materials Engineering

To work

Alternatively this course will provide a route to employment in the science industry or within organisations that use science

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Gleed School directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years