Science (Applied) is an Applied General qualification for students who want to continue their science education.
The course allows students progression onto science courses in higher education and jobs in this sector without achieving an A-level qualification in a science subject.In addition to organisation skills and analytical skills developed in preparation for exams, students will develop skills including how to plan investigations, collecting, analysing, and presenting data and communicating results which support some of the skills students need to progress to higher education, employment, self-employment or training. The qualification can be taken as part of a diverse programme, leaving progression options fully open. For example, it can be taken alongside Mathematics, Physics, and Design and Technology to progress to engineering related courses, or Health and Social Care to progress to nursing or midwifery courses. The optional Unit studied is Chemistry based, which will support students application onto biomedical science or forensic science courses at university.