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Applied Science - AS/A2 Level at Westhoughton High School

Course description

At Westhoughton Sixth Form the course is a mixture of practical investigations and subject knowledge. Traditional Biology, Chemistry and Physics A-Levels are no longer needed for every science-based job or science-based higher education course. This allows you to study the whole spectrum of science and take modules from any of these areas to pursue your own strengths and interests. Students who improve their skills and knowledge in extra-curricular private study generally excel in this subject. Only one third of the course mark comes from exam results, with two thirds of the mark from coursework. Ongoing feedback on coursework from tutors throughout the course will allow you to make improvements and reach your maximum potential. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ What is AS and A2? A-Levels are made up of the AS-Level and the A2. Each part makes up half of the overall A-Level grade. Year One: the AS This can be either a free standing qualification, or be valued as the first half of the full A-Level. At the end of the AS year, you have two options (depending on the preference of your school or college): • take the AS-Level qualification only; OR • continue to the second year and go for the full A-Level Year Two: the A2 In year two of a full A-Level, you take the A2 - this is not a separate qualification, but the second half of the A-Level. The A2 is designed to deepen the knowledge you gained during the AS-Level.

Entry requirements

AS requirements: 5 A* - C GCSE, including Science. A2 Requirements: To progress on to the A2 you first need to pass AS Applied Science.

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Future opportunities

The Applied Science qualification can lead you into any of the following careers: • The Chemical Industry, • Health Care, • Leisure & Fitness, • Laboratory based Science, and • Food Technology. It is also an ideal subject if you wish to study further in the following areas: • Biochemical Science, • Chemistry, Food Technology, • Human Psychology, • Materials Science, • Medical Physics, • Nursing, Teaching, • Sports Science, or any • Science based course at university.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff. Contact Westhoughton Sixth Form on 01942 814 122

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: 15 January 2018
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