This course develops students’ scientific skills, knowledge and understanding and stretches them to apply these to a scientific setting. It will hone students’ cognitive and problem-solving skills, along with improving their ability to communicate effectively. The self-management and resilience required for this course will provide an excellent basis to enter higher education or employment. This challenging course covers in-depth aspects in biology, chemistry and physics. The variety of topics range from detailed cell structure to periodicity and properties of elements, as well as the use of waves in communication. Students will explore a range of practical chemistry techniques and deduce conclusions and evaluations from results they have independently produced.
Equivalent in size to three A Levels. The extended diploma in Applied science is designed as a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements in its own right for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in the applied science sector before entering employment. It has been developed so that students build a wide range of science knowledge and a high level of understanding, A level standard, alongside lots of practical skills. We cover all three disciplines of science (biology, chemistry & physics).
Principles & Applications of Science I
Practical Scientific Procedures & techniques
Science Investigation Skills
Laboratory Techniques & Their Application
Principles & Applications of Science II
Contemporary Issues in Science
As well as the seven mandatory units we also have to complete six internally assessed coursework modules.
Physiology of human body systems
Genetics and genetic engineering
Applications of organic chemistry
Forensic evidence, collection and analysis
Astronomy and space science
As well as meeting the College minimum entry requirements, you will also require - Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and Grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics, with Grade 4, 4 in GCSE Combined Science.
Triple Applied Science can lead to many future careers, particularly for students interested in accessing careers in Biomedical Science, Optometry, Physiotherapy, Radiography Occupational Therapy and many more!