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Science (Applied) – L3 Applied General


Special Entry Requirements

In addition to the level 3 Applied General entry requirements, you will need GCSE Science grade 4.

Course Introduction

The Applied Science course is ideally suited to students who wish to continue with science study, but prefer to be assessed by producing a portfolio of coursework. There are no examinations in this course.

You will learn about important scientific principles and practical techniques. You will find out how science is used in the workplace and what it is like to work in the science industry. You will develop the skills necessary to pursue a career in a wide variety of science based organisations, but the course will also appeal to students who have no definite career plan at present, but just enjoy and are interested in science.

Whether your interest lies in sport science, forensics, health care, primary teaching or laboratory work, to mention just a few possibilities,  Applied Science could be for you.

Preparing for Applied Science

We have created transition packs on the website to show you the kind of work you will be doing at level 3 and help you prepare for September.

Applied Science transition pack

If you have any questions about the course, please email admissions@s6f.org.uk

Course Modules

Year 1

In the first year, you will study 2 units:

Principles & Applications of Science

Practical Scientific Procedures

Year 2

In the second year, you will study a further 2 units:

Scientific Investigation Skills

Physiology of Human Body Systems


There are no examinations in this course. You are assessed on the portfolio of work that you produce during the course.

Career Opportunities

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