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A Level Applied Science

QUALIFICATION

AS / A2

EXAMINATION BOARD

WJEC

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course offers a balanced combination of Applied Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

It is a hands-on course where the majority of learning and assessment is done through learner-led research,

investigation, and report writing. Teaching is geared towards vocational science, so it is highly relevant to potential employers. The AS is 66.6% coursework with 33.3 % examined and the A2 is 66.6% coursework with 33.3% assessed investigation.

AS/A2 UNITS

The first year is the AS course and covers:

  • Unit 1: Chemical Analysis (Portfolio Work)
  • Unit 2: Energy and the Environment (Portfolio Work)
  • Unit 3: Health Science – External Exam

The second year completes the A’ level with:

Unit 4: Applied Scientific Investigation and two units chosen from:

  • Applied Forensics
  • Applied Biology
  • Applied Energy
  • Applied Scientific Communication
  • Applied Working in Science

ASSESSMENT

83% Coursework and 17% Examination

ENTRY

5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades A* to C including Science, English Language and Maths.

PROGRESSION

Students with a good grade in A level Applied Science have gone on to a wide range of university courses including;

Nursing/Midwifery, Radiography, Forensic Science and many others.

It also links in with vocational technician training in the science and healthcare sectors.

Click here to view some science experiments being undertaken by current students

Science Enrichment Programme

Science students have access to a number of Industry led enrichment activities

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Course Length:

2 Years


Course Levels:

Level 3



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