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Science Applied Level 3 Certificate and Extended Certificate A Level AQA at Co-op Academy Priesthorpe

Course description

Course Description

Applied Science offers students the chance to concentrate on some of the vocational aspects of science. This course also gives post 16 learners a more practical study of science at a higher level. Topics in biology, chemistry and physics address science in the modern world developing experimental techniques through scientific investigation.


In year 1 students complete the following units: Key Concepts in Science (assessed through an external exam), Applied Experimental Techniques (internally assessed) and Science in the Modern World (a written exam with pre-release material). In year 2 there is an exam on The Human Body and two internally assessed units Investigating Science and an optional unit.


Course content

Course Content

Applied Science offers students the chance to concentrate on some of the vocational aspects of Science. As well as being ideal for students seeking a broad background in Science, it also suits those entering this vocational area for the first time.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Entrants to the course must have achieved at least five GCSE qualifications (grade 9-4).



Year1 : One examination and internally assessed portfolio evidence


Year 2: Three examinations and internally assessed portfolio evidence

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Future opportunities

Future Opportunities

A-level Applied Science is a good choice for students considering higher education in any science based course, examples could include: Biochemical Sciences, Chemistry, Food Technology, Human Physiology, Nursing, Sports Science, Materials Science and Medical Physics.


Career opportunities for students who study A-level Applied Science include: the chemical industries, healthcare, medical and laboratory-based science, sports and leisure sectors and food

and catering industries.

Further information

Further Information

For further information on this course, speak with a member of the Science Faculty, or check the A Level specification on the AQA website.



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: 19 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years