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AS Level Applied Science This is a new broad-based qualification involving biology, chemistry and physics. Case studies examine how science is used in industry and practical investigations explore how science is used in analysis, manufacturing, health and in understanding our impact on the environment. It is the natural progression route for those who have studied GCSE Applied Science and can be used by those wishing to a progress onto other advanced level sciences. Given that all topics have a practical context, this course complements many vocational courses and will offer breadth to AS and A level programmes of study. What does the course consist of? You will study units 1, 2 and 3 for this AS Level qualification. Unit 1: Science at Work Five science based organisations are surveyed and one is researched in depth. This will include understanding the impact on society of your chosen organisation. Two practical investigations chosen from a series relating to industrial processes must be safely completed to record, process and evaluate the results. Internally assessed by portfolio Unit 2: Analysis at Work The environmental impact of an organisation is researched and documented. After studying the variety of ways electricity can be generated one method is chosen for further research which will include calculations on scale. Four practical analyses must also be safely completed- two physical and two chemical. Internally assessed by portfolio Unit 3: Monitoring the Activity of the Human Body This will include: respiration in energy terms; structure and function of the circulatory and respiratory systems; use of physiological measurements; methods of taking physiological measurements; imaging methods; regulations covering specific procedures and data management; ethical issues related to monitoring, diagnosis and treatment. Externally assessed by examination What else do I need to know? Two of the units are assessed by portfolio and good research and ICT skills will be an advantage. We will make frequent use of the laptops in the lab to record and analyse experimental results but assess to the college's computer network or at home will be needed. Subjects that combine well with this course include Sports Studies, Geography, Mathematics, Psychology and a range of vocational courses. The course is of particular value for those wishing to keep science within their programme of study to support career aspirations and interests.

AS Level Applied Science This is a new broad-based qualification involving biology, chemistry and physics. Case studies examine how science is used in industry and practical investigations explore how science is used in analysis, manufacturing, health and in understanding our impact on the environment. It is the natural progression route for those who have studied GCSE Applied Science and can be...

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