New College Pontefract

A level Applied Science

New College Pontefract
In Pontefract

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Typology A Level
Location Pontefract
  • A Level
  • Pontefract
Description

Scientists make a difference! Science is all around us. There are countless examples of where it is used: In the medical world. In producing valuable products like food and medicines. In the design and construction of our buildings. In transport and in communication systems. In the detection of crime. In understanding our changing natural world. A knowledge of science is vital to our.

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Government funding available

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Pontefract
Park Lane, WF8 4QR, West Yorkshire, England
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Starts On request
Location
Pontefract
Park Lane, WF8 4QR, West Yorkshire, England
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· Requirements

Normal college entry requirements apply (5 grade C's from 4 different subjects including Maths and/or English) plus minimum grade C in Science GCSE (core + additional).

Course programme



Applied Science


Why should I study Applied Science?
Scientists make a difference! Science is all around us. There are countless examples of where it is used:
  • In the medical world
  • In producing valuable products like food and medicines
  • In the design and construction of our buildings
  • In transport and in communication systems
  • In the detection of crime
  • In understanding our changing natural world

A knowledge of science is vital to our understanding of the world.

Applied Science gives you the opportunity to study science in a practical way that has real-life applications. You will gain specific and transferable skills that will be valued by employers or for progression to HE courses.

What will I study?
AS Units
Unit 1:
Science in the workplace


You will carry out a survey of local organisations that use science:
  • To produce a detailed investigation of one organisation
  • To examine the scientific processes used
  • To observe how risks and hazards are managed
  • To investigate the impact on the environment


Unit 2:
Scientific Analysis


You will have the opportunity to experience analytical techniques in chemistry and physics. For example, you will carry out numerous practical tests to analyse a variety of substances.

Unit 3:
Activity of the Body


You will investigate how the human body works and how physiological measurements can help us monitor health and diagnose disease.

A2 Units
At A2, you will have the opportunity to find out what it's like to be a research scientist. You will plan and carry out a scientific investigation, analyse your results and present your findings. You will also study a further two optional units tailored to the needs of the group.

What skills do I need?
  • An interest in science and enjoy practical work.
  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to work effectively and meet deadlines.


How will I be taught?
You will be taught by a variety of friendly, supportive teachers, who will employ a variety of methods to enable you to achieve success. There will be opportunities for you to develop your practical skills and to visit local firms to develop your research skills. Support on an individual level is always available.

How is the course assessed?
At both AS and A2, two of the three units are assessed by portfolio and one unit by examination.

What will this course prepare me for?
Applied Science is suitable if you wish to continue your studies in a science or a science-related subject in higher education, or for training in a science-related occupation. In addition, if you have a science-based qualification you will acquire skills and knowledge valued by employers in a wide range of occupations and higher education courses.

Private Study
As an approximate guideline AS subjects require 3-4 hrs of independent study each; A2 subjects 4-5 hrs each and GCSE subjects 2 hrs each.

What materials will I need to purchase?
Not applicable


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