Why study Applied Science?
Firstly, because you like and enjoy Science. You can also combine Applied Science with arts or humanities subjects.
Another attractive feature is that it combines Biology, Chemistry and Physics in one qualification and provides an entry point to vocational Science careers.
If you enjoy researching information for yourself and organising it into a really good piece of coursework; if you are well organised and good at meeting deadlines; and if you want to do Biology, Chemistry and Physics but not as separate qualification;
then Applied Science may well be a good choice for you.
Level 3 Certificate (1 Year)
External exam on taught material (Key Concepts in Science) worth 33.3%
Internally assessed coursework portfolio (Applied Experimental Techniques) worth 33.3%
External exam on pre-release material (Science in the Modern World) worth 33.3%
Level 3 Extended Certificate (2 Year)
External exam on taught material (Key Concepts in Science) worth 16.6%
Internally assessed coursework portfolio (Applied Experimental Techniques) worth 16.6%
External exam on pre-release material (Science in the Modern World) worth 16.6%
External exam on taught material (The Human Body) worth 16.6%
Internally assessed coursework portfolio (Investigating Science) worth 16.6%
Internally assessed coursework portfolio (Optional Module; Microbiology, Medical Physics or Organic Chemistry) 16.6%
The aim of our entry criteria policy is to ensure students are taking courses they are well suited to and are able to make progress in. We seek to provide courses well matched to the needs of our students, helping them to follow their chosen progression
Our main College entry requirements are as follows;
A minimum of five 9-4 grades at GCSE, including English and Maths (at least to Level 4) from five different subject areas.
Purely vocational pathway require a minimum of four 9-4 grades at GCSE, including English and Maths (at least to Level 4) from four different subject areas.
There will be three pathways which students can follow based on an average grade produced from their seven best GCSE results. The calculation being used for this van be seen overleaf.
Programme of study
Average grade of 7 or higher
3 or 4 A Levels
Average grade of 5 to 6.9
3 A Levels or a mixed A Level and Vocational pathway
Average grade of less than 5
Mixed (A Level and Vocational) or Vocational pathway
The method for calculating your average grade and additional subject requirements are within our full entry criteria document which can be found on the Sixth Form section of our website:
As well as our general entry requirements, there are certain subjects which hold individual expectations based on GCSE outcomes.