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AQA Applied Science at Chestnut Grove Academy

Course description

WHICH SKILLS WILL YOU ACQUIRE?

  • Problem solving
  • Application of mathematical techniques
  • How to present data
  • Ability to evaluate and draw conclusions from data
  • Practical techniques

Course content

LEVEL: Certificate

UNIT: 1 - Key concepts

FORM OF ASSESSMENT: Exam

GRADE WEIGHTING: 60 Credits

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LEVEL: Certificate

UNIT: 2 - Practical scientific procedures and techniques

FORM OF ASSESSMENT: Portfolio

GRADE WEIGHTING: 60 Credits

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LEVEL: Certificate

UNIT: 3 - Science in the modern world

FORM OF ASSESSMENT: Exam: pre-release material

GRADE WEIGHTING: 60 Credits

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LEVEL: Extended Certificate

UNIT: 4 - Human body

FORM OF ASSESSMENT: Exam

GRADE WEIGHTING: 60 Credits

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LEVEL: Extended Certificate

UNIT: 5 - Investigating Science

FORM OF ASSESSMENT: Portfolio

GRADE WEIGHTING: 60 Credits

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LEVEL: Extended Certificate

UNIT: Option - Choice between Microbiology/ Medical physics/ Organic Chemistry

FORM OF ASSESSMENT: Portfolio

GRADE WEIGHTING: 60 Credits

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Entry requirements

5 A* - C pass rate at GCSE including English and Maths.

Assessment

Portfolio and Exam

Future opportunities

WHICH CAREER PATHWAYS EXIST AFTER STUDYING THIS SUBJECT?

  • Health Care
  • Forensics
  • Sports Science
  • Technician

Further information

WHICH SUBJECT COMPLIMENT THIS COURSE?

  • Health and Social Care
  • Physical Education

Contact Ms Collister, Head of Science - ncollister.212@lgflmail.org

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chestnut Grove Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years (1 for certificate) 5 lessons a week.

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