We offer you the chance to combine knowledge and skills from the three scientific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. There are a variety of units completed that cover material from all three sciences and are assessed in different ways. This course is ideal for students who enjoy the practical hands-on element of Science, prefer to be assessed in a variety of ways and do not wish to follow the traditional advanced courses.
 
You may also wish to pursue a scientific course in higher education or go into employment in the Science industry. You will learn by completing assignments that are based on realistic scenarios in the scientific workplace and studying relevant fundamental scientific concepts to develop your knowledge.
 
You will develop skills in three main categories – cognitive and problem solving skills (critical thinking, systems and technology), intrapersonal skills (communication, collaborative working) and interpersonal skills (self-management, adaptability, resilience).

Curriculum

> Unit One: Principles and applications of Science
> Unit Two: Practical scientific procedures and techniques
> Unit Three: Scientific investigation skills
> Unit Four: Laboratory techniques and their application
> Unit Five: Principles and applications of Science II
> Investigative project
> Two Optional Units

Assessment

The diploma is equivalent to one A Level. Each unit is assessed using different techniques to ensure all the different types of scientific knowledge and skills are assessed. You will be awarded points for each unit and the total number of points you achieve across all the units will equate to either a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* in the qualification.

  • Unit One: Principles and Applications of Science
    How am I assessed? Externally assessed examination.

  • Unit Two: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
    How am I assessed? Internally assessed assignments.

  • Unit Three: Scientific Investigation Skills
    How am I assessed? Externally assessed practical investigation.

  • Unit Four: Laboratory Techniques and their Application
    How am I assessed? Internally assessed assignments.

  • Unit Five: Principles and Applications of Science II
    How am I assessed? Externally assessed assessments.

  • Unit Six: Investigative Project
    How am I assessed? Internally assessed practical investigation.

  • Two Optional Units
    How am I assessed? Internally assessed assignments.

Future Paths

  • Further Education
    With a qualification in Applied Science, you could progress to unviversity.
    Potential courses include:
    > Animal Science
    > Computer Science
    > Engineering
    > Forensic Science
    > Healthcare Science
    > Science
  • Careers
    Potential careers you can go into with a Science qualification include:
    > Biomedical Science
    > Chemical Engineering
    > Environmental Science
    > Forensic Science and Criminology
    > Health and Social Care
    > Nursing
    > Occupational Therapy
    > Sports Science
    > Sustainable Development
    > Teaching