Applied Science





Level 3



Course Description

If you enjoy the practical side of science, this is the course for you. This A-Level equivalent course focuses on the application of science in the world of work. Alongside developing your core knowledge of biology, physics and chemistry, you will also study and complete units in laboratory techniques, scientific principles, and human physiology. 

The course includes an investigative project on Science Skills that will develop skills including how to plan investigations, collecting, analysing, and presenting data and communicating results. 

Two years

  • Practical laboratory skills
  • Report writing
  • Time management
  • Independent research
  • Working in a group or team
  • Oral communication
  • Presentation skills
  • Appreciation of the world of work
  • Information technology skills

The course will allow the combination of taking Health and Social Care, Applied Human Biology, Criminology, Sociology. 

  • Industry visits
  • Work experience

Progression to higher education, employment, self-employment or training.

Five GCSEs at Grades 4 – 9, including at least 4 in Science


Mathematics and English at GCSE Grade 4 

Internal assessment is about 50% and External assessment is 50%.

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