Why study applied science?
Applied science examines the way that scientific principles can be put to practical use. It suits students who have both a genuine passion for science and a practical mind. You will learn how to use scientific ideas to solve problems whilst developing the skills that will prepare you for a career within the world of science. The course is taught through the examination of realistic and modern scientific scenarios. Learning how to conduct investigations and assess evidence will support you in the rest of your curriculum.
What will I be learning about?
You will complete six units. Some of these units will specifically look at the skills you need to succeed in the science industry, whilst others focus on examining the cutting-edge science that lies behind innovative new technological and medical developments.
How will I be assessed?
All assessment is coursework based and will examine a variety of practical and theoretical skills.
Where will this lead?
More and more employers are looking for well-qualified people to work in the fields of science, technology and engineering. As well as careers like forensic scientist, drug researcher or science technician, there are a wide range of opportunities available in industries such as engineering, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals. In addition, applied science is very useful for anybody considering a career in healthcare and so complements studies in health and social care and sport and exercise science.
What are the entry requirements?
Eight grade 9–4 GCSE level, including English and mathematics. Level 5 in at least one science GCSE.