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Applied Science A Level at Launceston College

Course description

Unit titles –
Units of study for Year 12.
Unit 1 - Key concepts in science
Unit 2 - Applied experimental techniques
Unit 3 - Science in the modern world

Course content

Unit descriptions - Units of study for Year 12.

Key concepts in science - Learners will develop an understanding of key concepts relating to biology, chemistry and physics. Centres are encouraged to use practical work to reinforce knowledge and develop learners’ practical skills.

Applied experimental techniques - Learners are introduced to new experimental techniques, reinforcing methods met previously and developing practical skills including accuracy and precision. Learners will research the background to a number of analytical and experimental techniques in an applied or vocational context.

Science in the modern world - Learners will analyse and evaluate scientific information to develop critical thinking skills and understand the use of the media to communicate scientific ideas and theories. Learners will also find out about scientific careers through the different roles scientists undertake in scientific organisations.

Entry requirements

To be able to study applied science L3 certificate students must have obtained at least two grade 6 in combined or separate science GCSE. A grade 6 in maths and a grade 5 in English language is also required.

Future opportunities

Possible progression routes – This qualification is supported by a range of universities, and taken alongside other qualifications it can fulfil the entry requirements for a number of science-related higher education courses, including biomedical, forensic and sports science, as well as nursing.

Further information

Equipment required – Access to a computer and a USB Stick.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Launceston College directly.

Last updated date: 01 November 2017

Key information

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