KS5 Applied Science

Vocational Applied Extended Certificate General Science (AQA)

What entry requirements do I need to study the course?

GCSE Combined Science Grade 5 or GCSE Triple Science Grades 5

What does the course involve?

Level 3 Certificate in Applied Science (One year course)

  • Unit 1 Key concepts in science – Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Unit 2 Applied Experimental Techniques
  • Unit 3 Science in the modern world

Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science (Two year course)

As above and then:

  • Unit 4 The human body
  • Unit 5 Investigating Science
  • Unit 6b Medical physics

How is it assessed? External Assessment:

Level 3 Certificate in Applied Science (One year course)

  • Unit 1 Key concepts in science - 1.5 hrs written examination, January of year 1
  • Unit 3 Science in the modern world - 1.5 hrs written examination (pre‐released material) Summer of year 1

Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science (Two year course)

  • Unit 4 The human body - 1.5 hrs written examination January of year 2

Internal Assessment:

Level 3 Certificate in Applied Science (One year course)

  • Unit 2 Applied experimental techniques - Written portfolio, Submitted summer of year 1

Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science (Two year course)

  • Unit 5 Investigating science - Written portfolio Submitted summer of year 2
  • Unit 6 Medical physics - Written portfolio Submitted summer of year 2

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