16-18 Courses, 16-18: Vocational

Applied Science (Level 3 Extended Diploma)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

GCSE Average Points Score: 3.5, Grade 4 English Language GCSE, Grade 4 Maths GCSE, 5 GCSEs at Grade 4

Course information

This course is a two year programme and is equivalent to 3 x A Levels.

After successful the completion of the first year of this course, you can choose to study the following pathways.

There are 4 core units:

  • Principles and Applications of Applied Science I
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Laboratory Techniques and their Application

A choice of 2 optional units from below:

  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques
  • Electrical Circuits and their Applications
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Human Regulation and Reproduction
  • Biological Molecules and Biochemical Processes

In the first year there is an emphasis on building skills, both scientific and professional. You will learn practical skills and how to evaluate and present quality written work whilst adhering to deadlines which prepares you well for university. The first year units will enable students to follow the Applied Science pathway as a discrete qualification.

Students learn to analyse and critique scientific literature and build on reporting and analysis skills specific to their chosen career pathway.

Select your campus option to apply

What Can This Course Lead To

Progress to university, further study or employment.

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