- Course Code: S104
- Duration: 1 academic year
- Validated by: EDEXCEL
- Study mode: Full Time
Applied Science, Level 2 is appropriate for you is you wish to pursue a career in most industries where a scientist is essential for research and development, quality control and hygiene or for those who wish to study science at university.
You will study in our well-equipped science laboratories within the sixth form centre. This one-year course will provide you with a baseline understanding of biology, chemistry, physics and forensic psychology.
The course is equivalent to four GCSEs.
During your time at Blackburn College you will be able to take the opportunity to upgrade your GCSE Maths and/or English Language results.
- What will I study?
Skills and knowledge from across the main scientific disciplines (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) will be delivered via 12 units of study which include:
- Principles of Science
- Chemistry and Our Earth
- Energy and Our Universe
- Biology and Our Environment
- Applications of Chemical Substances
- Applications of Physical Science
- Health Applications of Life Science
- Scientific Skills
- Understanding Human Behaviour
- The Living Body
- Chemical Analysis and Detection
- Electronics in Action
You will participate in the work experience week in the summer and have the opportunity to go on various trips throughout the year.
- Entry Requirements
Candidates for this course normally require a minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade 4, 2 in Science (Core and Additional), 1 in English Language and 1in Maths, plus one other.
- How will I be assessed?
Principles of Science and scientific skills units are externally assessed via examination in March with a chance of a resit to improve your grade in May.
All the other units are internally assessed via coursework, with an opportunity of improving your grade by resubmitting your work.
You will also get an opportunity to improve your GCSE English Language and/or Maths grade by examination in June.
- What can I do next?
On completion of this course, you may:
- Find employment in the science industry
- Start an Apprenticeship in an appropriate sector
- Progress onto the Level 3 Applied science course (subject to satisfactory completion of all aspects of this course), with a view to studying a relevant degree at university.
Past students have completed this course and progressed onto the Level 3 Applied science and then gone onto university to study:
- Human Biology
- Civil Engineering
- Aviation Studies
- Biomedical Science
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