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Additional Applied Science at Challenge College

Course description

In this unit, candidates will carry out two assignments:

Assignment 1 comprises research into the work of a scientist followed by a practical investigation based on one technique that such a scientist might use. The particular nature of the scientists in this assignment will be specified by AQA in the options given. Assignment 1 is worth 40 marks.

Assignment 2 is a practical investigation set in an applied context. It is worth 50 marks.

Course content

Unit 1 is divided into six sections:

3.3.1 Following standard procedures

3.3.2 Health and safety at work

3.3.3 The use of science in maintaining health and fitness

3.3.4 The use of science to develop materials for specific purposes

3.3.5 The use of science in food production

3.3.6 The use of science in analysis and detection.

Unit 2

In this unit, candidates will carry out two assignments:

Assignment 1 comprises research into the work of a scientist followed by a practical investigation based on one technique that such a scientist might use. The particular nature of the scientists in this assignment will be specified by AQA in the options given. Assignment 1 is worth 40 marks.

Assignment 2 is a practical investigation set in an applied context. It is worth 50 m

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements

Assessment

Unit 1: Science at Work

Written paper . 1 hour

60 marks . 40%

Closed and structured questions

One longer response question assessing Quality of Written Communication in a science context

Unit 2: How Scientists use

Practical Techniques

90 marks . 60%

A controlled assessment based on two assignments chosen from those supplied by AQA each year:

Investigating the work of scientists and how they use science

Future opportunities

This qualification is a recognised part of the National Qualifications Framework. As such, GCSE is a level 2 qualification and provides progression from key stage 3 to post-16 studies.

A course based on this specification provides a worthwhile course for candidates of various ages and from diverse backgrounds in terms of general education and lifelong learning. It will follow naturally from a
course based on the programme of study for KS3 Science.
With the approriate grades tudents could progress to any AS Science course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Challenge College directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 1 year

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