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PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN AS COURSE ONLY. Why study Science in Society? Science in Society is suitable for anyone who has an interest in science. It will support and enrich pure Science A-levels, but is also very relevant if your main focus of study is in the Humanities and your intended career path is in any of the following directions: Medicine, Law, Journalism, Politics or the Environment. We aim to get you thinking about Science itself, how it is represented in the media, and how Science is used and evaluated by society. Think of the fuss about the MMR vaccine. Who is right ?? the government who think that every child should have the MMR vaccination, or parents who refuse to have their child vaccinated? What do I study? The course is divided into two units: Unit 1: Exploring key scientific issues Unit 2: Reading and writing about science Topics covered include Infectious Disease, Development of Medicines, Ethical Issues in Medicine, Reproductive Choices, Lifestyle and Health, Evolution, Transport Issues, Radiation Risks and Uses, the Universe, and ??OEAre we alone?-. There is quite a variety of subject matter! You have to complete two pieces of coursework: a review of a popular science book and a study of a current scientific issue. Where does Science in Society take me? You get an AS qualification, so you pick up UCAS points. The AQA examination board is currently developing an A2 course. Benefits of the course are that you will maintain and broaden your interest in Science, learn to present both sides of an argument and, at the same time, develop your written and verbal communication skills. Universities are starting to realise the value of this type of course and suitable degree courses are beginning to be offered.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN AS COURSE ONLY. Why study Science in Society? Science in Society is suitable for anyone who has an interest in science. It will support and enrich pure Science A-levels, but is also very relevant if your main focus of study is in the Humanities and your intended career path is in any of the following directions: Medicine, Law, Journalism, Politics or the Environment. We...

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