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AS Level: Applied Science at King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville

Course description

 

 

Applied Science at AS and A2 provides a vocationally-focused approach that enables students to acquire an understanding and appreciation of the scientific knowledge and skills that Scientists need to be effective in a variety of vocational contexts. A significant aspect of the course is in the further development of practical techniques and following standard procedures that are also used by various scientific organisations.

 

Course content

Applied Science at AS and A2 provides a vocationally-focused approach that enables students to acquire an understanding and appreciation of the scientific knowledge and skills that Scientists need to be effective in a variety of vocational contexts. A significant aspect of the course is in the further development of practical techniques and following standard procedures that are also used by various scientific organisations.

 

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSE grades at A* - C, across at least 4 different subjects, including English and Maths. Or BTEC First Diploma at Merit plus 3 GCSE grades A*-C or BTEC First Certificate at Merit plus 3 GCSE grades A*-C or DiDa at Merit plus 3 GCSE grades A*-C

Assessment

 

The AS Applied Science modules involve:

¨ Monitoring the Activity of the Human Body – exam 33%

¨ Science at Work         – Portfolio 33.5%

¨ Analysis at Work           – Portfolio 33.5%

 

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Biology, Physics and Chemistry or to prepare for the A2 part of an advanced GCE in Science, which could lead onto higher education, BTEC Higher Nationals or NVQ Levels 3 and 4 in areas of science, pharmacy or more general courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to science such as a Pharmacist, Medical Researcher or Scientist. The course will also help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across all industries are looking for.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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