Applied Science is an alternative to studying Science at A Level and develops a blend of technical and academic Science skills that will support your progression to university or employment.
This is a great option if you would like to study a range of Science subjects without the pressure of a 100% exam based course.
Biology, Chemistry and Physics, which are within a range of core units such as the Principles and Applications of Science, Laboratory Techniques and their Applications, will help you to develop the individual learning skills that are valued by employers and in higher education.
Overall 42% will be by external assessment, including written exams, an assignment and marked practical and 58% by internal assessment such as completing coursework, practical investigations, presentations and open book tests.
You will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 and above, including English, Maths and Science.
You will complete a work placement within an organisation that relates to your career aspirations, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required for some work placements.
You will be expected to take part in visits to scientific or industrial organisations relating to assessment on your course.
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