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Applied Science A Level at St Joseph's Catholic Academy

Course description

This is a course that concentrates on what scientists actually do, how they work and the skills scientists use. It will give you the opportunity to experience the use of science in industry and commerce.

Course content

AS LEVEL

Unit 1: Science at Work This is looking at the wide nature of Science in industry and commerce. This is worth 33% of your final ASLevel mark (16.5% of A-Level) and is assessed by PORTFOLIO.

Unit 2: Energy Transfer Systems This Unit discusses the main energy transfer systems in the human body, home and the environment. This is worth 33% of your final AS-Level mark (16.5% of A-Level) and is assessed by WRITTEN EXAMINATION.

Unit 3: Finding Out About Substances This Unit studies how different analytical techniques are used and how to carry out standard procedures. This is worth 33% of your final AS-Level mark (16.5% of A- Level) and is assessed by PORTFOLIO.

A2 LEVEL

Unit 7: Carrying out a Scientific Investigation In this Unit you will need to plan an investigation, collect and process data, draw conclusions and evaluate your procedure and results. This is worth 16.5% of your final mark and is assessed by PORTFOLIO.

Unit 13: Colour Chemistry In this unit you will learn about why dyes and pigments have a colour, the extraction of a natural (plant) dye and the preparation of a synthetic dye, the application of dyes to fabric and the use of coloured pigments and other ingredients in an oil-based paint. This is worth 16.5% of your final mark and is assessed by PORTFOLIO.

Unit 14: The Healthy Body In this unit you will study Human Biology and consider some health and fitness measurements used to monitor the activity of the body. This is worth 16.5% of your final mark and is assessed by WRITTEN EXAMINATION.

Entry requirements

Applied Science students are expected to possess at least C grades in GCSE Science and GCSE Additional Science or GCSE Applied Science. You will also be expected to have a good understanding of mathematics.

Assessment

2 Exams and 4 units by portfolio

Future opportunities

N/A

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Joseph's Catholic Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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