How do I #DiscoverTheDifference with Applied Science?
Applied Science is a vocational programme designed for progression into science based higher education or career development. The course allows you to cover the fundamentals of science such as cell biology, chemical reactions and laboratory techniques.
What will I study?
• A range of biological, chemistry and physics based subjects which include human physiology, microbiology, genetics and genetic engineering, astronomy and medical physics.
• You will gain a deep understanding of scientific theory and skills, coupled with experimental techniques.
• Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to perform a variety of biology and chemistry experimental work, and will also learn how to work safely within a laboratory environment.
• You will use Maths and statistics to analyse experimental data.
What makes Applied Science at #H6 different?
• You will undertake work experience within your chosen field.
• You will visit a number of different laboratories to see Science in action.
• You have visits from a number of guest speakers who specialise in different branches of science.
• You will visit a number of universities and see how their science departments are run.
• You will have the opportunity to attend lectures
How will I be assessed?
After the delivery of each unit of the course, you will be issued with an assignment, which covers pass, merit and distinction criteria.
Level 2 & 3
Assessments are carried out through assignments, coursework and two externally marked exams.
BTEC Level 2
Either - Three or more GCSE grades 3 or above. Or - Level 1 Diploma in a relevant subject.
BTEC Level 3
Either - Four GCSE grades 9-4, including a minimum grade 5 in Maths and Science.
Or - Level 2 Diploma at Merit or Distinction and a minimum GCSE grade 5 in Maths and Science.
The majority of students progress to university studying a variety of degrees including biomedical science, engineering, forensic science, radiotherapy, sport science, nursing and even law, philosophy or sociology.
However, your options after this course are as varied as the interest of students who complete the course. Some students go on to take up employment or apprenticeships in science related fields, whilst others take a year out of doing voluntary work