Applied Science covers a wide range of topics across biology, chemistry and physics and will allow you to acquire a high level of practical laboratory skills from which the theory is then drawn.
Frequently asked questions
What do I study in Applied Science?
- Unit 1: Key concepts in science (exam)
- Unit 2: Applied experimental techniques (coursework)
- Unit 3: Science in the modern world (exam)
- Unit 4: The human body (exam)
- Unit 5: Investigating science (coursework)
- Unit 6: Medical Physics (coursework)
How hard is Applied Science compared to GCSE?
Applied Science is a Level 3 course whereas GCSE Science is a Level 2 course. This means that there is a significant increase in the level of content difficulty. However, if you are prepared to invest the independent learning time outside of lessons to properly grasp the content you are learning about, then there is every chance that you will manage this step-up successfully.
What are the assessments like?
In Applied Science, you are assessed via two exams and two pieces of coursework over the course of Year 12 and Year 13.