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Applied Science Level 3 General Certificate at Writhlington School

Course description

You will develop an understanding of key concepts relating to Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Through a range of experimental techniques you will continue to develop your practical skills, develop critical thinking skills and understand how to communicate scientific ideas and theories.

The course will provide you with opportunities to explore some of the diverse occupations available in science such as those relating to the human body, the role of the research scientist and microbiologists in the biotechnology industries.

Course content

Year 12 - You will study the following units:

Unit 1: Key concepts in science

Unit 2: Applied experimental techniques

Unit 3: Science in the modern world


Year 13 - You will study the following units:

Unit 4: The human body

Unit 5: Investigating science Unit 6a: Microbiology

Unit 6a: Microbiology


Entry requirements

Five GCSE Grade 4 to 9 including English and Maths. Students require a GCSE Grade 4 or above in Science.


You will sit two written exams in Year 12. One on Biology, Chemistry and Physics theory, the second will be pre-release material on science in the modern world.

You will sit one exam in Year 13. You will also undertake and submit coursework which will contribute towards your final results.

Future opportunities

Nursing, laboratory work, forensic analysis, primary teaching, sport.

Further information

A range of trips are available throughout the course including Kew Gardens and Bristol University. A contribution towards the cost of travel will be required.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Writhlington School directly.

Last updated date: 14 December 2017

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