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Science Applied Level 3 Certificate and Extended Certificate A Level (AQA) at Crawshaw Academy

Course description

Course Description

First year Applied Science

Unit 1   Investigating Science at Work

Unit 2 * Energy Transfer Systems *

Unit 3 Finding out about Substances

Second year Applied Science

Unit 4 Food Science and Technology

Unit 5* Choosing and Using Materials*

Unit 6 Synthesising Organic Compounds

Unit 7 Planning and Carrying out a Scientific Investigation

Unit 8 * Medical Physics *

Unit 16 Ecology, Conservation and Recycling

Units marked with an asterisk (*) will be externally assessed.

All other units will be internally assessed through portfolio evidence

Units marked with an asterisk (*) will be externally assessed.

All other units will be internally assessed through portfolio evidence

 

Course content

Course Content

Applied Science offers students the chance to concentrate on some of the vocational aspects of Science. As well as being ideal for students seeking a broad background in Science, it also suits those entering this vocational area for the first time.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Entrants to the course must have achieved at least five GCSE qualifications (grade A*-C), including two C grades in science subjects plus grade C in Maths.

Assessment

Assessment

Year1 : One examination and internally assessed portfolio evidence

 

Year 2: Three examinations and internally assessed portfolio evidence

Financial information

none

Future opportunities

Future Opportunities

Applied Science is a good choice for students considering higher education in any Science-based course, including: Biochemical Sciences, Chemistry, Food Technology, Human Physiology, Nursing, Sports Science, Materials Science, and Medical Physics.

Career opportunities for students who study A-level Applied Science include: the chemical industries, healthcare, medical and laboratory-based Science, sports and leisure sectors and food and catering industries.

Further information

Further Information

For further information on this course, speak with a member of the science department, or check the A Level specification on the AQA website:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/applied-science-8770

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: 16 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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