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Applied Science AS/A2 Level at Netherthorpe School

Course description

The Applied Science aims to develop the knowledge and skills students need to understand how science is used in business and industry. Students increase their knowledge of human biology and wave physics.

They develop their practical skills, their ability to follow particle procedures, complete risk analysis and process data. They will expand their research and reporting skills as they investigate the use of science in a range of businesses and they will examine energy use.

Course content


Each year there are two coursework units which contribute 33% each to the overall mark and one examined unit. In year 12 the examined unit content covers monitoring of the human body, while in year 13 the examined content covers working waves.

Students also need to carry out several assessed practical procedures, data analysis and produce reports on their findings. They will investigate 4 businesses that use science and one business’s energy policy

Entry requirements



The information below is based on the OCR Applied Science course.

AS Level

Unit 1 Coursework Portfolio

Unit 2 Coursework Portfolio

Unit 3 Written Paper

A2 Level 2 coursework portfolio modules will be taken in addition to 1 written paper. These will be negotiated with the tutor.

Future opportunities


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years