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Applied Science Level 3 Extended Diploma at Strode College

Course description

This course is an excellent programme for students who want a career in science but would prefer a more practical route. It covers a wide range of topics across Biology, Chemistry and Physics and will allow you to acquire a high level of practical laboratory skills from which the theory is then drawn. It is a very hands-on course and includes specially designed sessions, including scientific research, which will allow you to apply the theories being studied.

You will also go on field trips to complete scientific research with other students and your teachers. Many aspects of the course will replicate employer expectations in areas such as Health and Safety, attendance and punctuality.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*- C or equivalent including Maths and a science subject.


You will learn by completing laboratory-based practical work, supported self-study assignments, presentations, in class tests and discussions. You will also build a portfolio of work and there will be some in class testing of your knowledge.

Your teachers will support you through every step of the programme and be on hand to give guidance on how to maximise your chances of a high grade. Students who work particularly hard on their portfolio often achieve at the highest level in this programme.

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A lab coat. It is also useful for students to keep up to date with scientific developments in their field of interest and also to research potential career and university pathways

Future opportunities

This course prepares students for scientific study at university in degree programmes such as Biological, Biomedical and Applied Science. Universities who currently offer these opportunities include: Bournemouth, Brighton, the University of the West of England (Bristol), Plymouth and the University of Central London.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 April 2016

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