Applied Science AS/A2 Level at Netherthorpe School
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.
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
The information below is based on the OCR Applied Science course.
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.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Netherthorpe School directly.