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Applied Science (GCE)Single award vocational A-level (equivalent to 1 A-level) at The Broxbourne School

Course description

The Applied Science A-level is made up of 6 units. The first of these 3 units are completed by the end of Year 12 and
make up the AS GCE. A further 3 units are completed in Year 13 and make up the full A-level GCE.
The 3 units Studied in Year 12 are:
Science at work 33% of the total AS GCE - This unit is assessed through portfolio work and focuses on how science is
used in the workplace.
Analysis at work 33% of the total AS GCE - This unit is assessed through portfolio work and involves the development
of experimental and analytic techniques used by scientists.
Monitoring the activity of the human body 33% of the total AS GCE - 1 hour 30 minutes written exam studying how
the human body responds to its environment and how these responses are monitored.
The 3 units studied in Year 13 are:
Investigating the scientist’s work 16.67% of the total Advanced GCE - This unit is assessed through portfolio work in
which students independently complete a detaild experimental investigation into a topic of their choice.
The mind and the brain – 16.67% of the total Advanced GCE – This unit is assessed through portfolio work in which an
investigation into the psychology of the healthy and unhealthy human brain is carried out.
Working waves – 16.67% of the total Advanced GCE – 1 hour 30 minutes written exam studying the properties of waves
and how these are used in modern day life.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements to The Broxbourne School Sixth Form are based on both the average KS4 points achieved in the summer of year 11 and specific grades gained in subjects relevant to those that they wish to pursue in the Sixth Form. Students are expected to take four AS subjects and AS General Studies in Year 12 and should have demonstrated a consistently serious attitude to study.
To enter the Sixth Form to study 4 or 5 AS / A-level courses students should have achieved at least 5+ A* - C grades including English and Maths, must have demonstrated a consistently serious attitude to study and
• gained an average points score of 43 points or more and,
• achieved the entry grade B in the GCSE subject they wish to study at AS / A-level or in the case of subjects not taken at GCSE the entry grade in related subjects
• achieve at least an A in GCSE Maths to take AS level Maths

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Broxbourne School directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014
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Key information

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

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