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Science Applied at Island Innovation VI Form Campus

Course description

This is a vocational course, which relies upon a high degree of independence from the student. The course is very hands on, developing not only practical skills through a range of investigations, but also demanding high level research skills. The course encompasses all three scientific disciplines, linking work in the classroom to industrial processes. Part of the course requires workplace visits, information from which can be used to enhance submitted coursework.

Course content

AS units will include: Science at Work, Analysis at Work and Monitoring the Activity of the Human Body. A2 unit will include: Investigating the Scientist’s Work, Sampling, Testing and Processing and Synthesising Organic Chemicals or Materials for a Purpose. Assessment for both AS and A2 is through portfolio submissions and external examination.

Entry requirements

CC at GCSE in Double science. C grade in Mathematics. C grade in English.

Future opportunities

Many industries employ practical scientists to carry out a number of tasks. The skills developed are attractive to such employers. In addition independent research skills which are developed are equally sought after for both academic and work related paths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Island Innovation VI Form Campus directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September