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Applied Science at Neston High School

Course description

During Year 12 Students will develop the practical techniques necessary to pursue a career as a laboratory technician. Students will investigate the quantities necessary in chemical reactions, the structure and function of cells, the calorific value of different fuels and develop skills in communicating scientific information.
Students will gain the knowledge and skills that an employee in the Science industry needs to be effective, efficient and safe member of a team.
Students will know communication practices, how laboratories are designed, how information stored in laboratory information management (LIMS) and how to work safely in a scientific workplace.
During Year 13 Students study microbiological techniques, using Science in the workplace and Industrial Chemical Reactions. The course is 100% coursework and requires students to be organised and self-disciplined. Learning outside of the classroom is key to the successfully delivery of the course. A range of visits and speakers are incorporated throughout the course.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C with 1 B in Core OR Additional OR BTEC Extended Certificate

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Neston High School directly.

Last updated date: 07 August 2014

Key information

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