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Applied Science at Aston Academy

Course description

This course teaches Science in the context of everyday situations and Science related industries, and looks at its impact upon social, economic and environmental issues.
Scientific research, development and production bring major benefits to improving health care, solving crime, raising the standard of everyday living and contributing to almost every aspect of daily life.
Applied Science is an ideal qualification for those students who want a broad background in Science, which will allow them to progress to higher education, training or employment. It incorporates aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics with an emphasis on how Science works and the applications of Science in the work place.

Course content

The Applied Science course is divided into 6 units:
• Investigating Science at Work
• Energy Transfer Systems
• Finding out about Substances
• Planning and carrying out a Scientific Investigation
• The Healthy body
• Sports Science

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above, including Mathematics, English Language and Science.

Future opportunities

The skills and knowledge gained through this Applied Science A Level can relate to a huge range of careers and higher education courses including:
• Criminology
• Developmental Biology
• Earth Science
• Ecology
• Environmental Sciences
• Forensic Science
• Health Science
• Microbiology
• Midwifery
• Molecular Biology
• Neuroscience
• Nursing
• Sports Science
• Zoology

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Adviser or a member of the Post 16 Team.

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: 07 November 2017
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