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Applied Science A level Applied Science A level (WJEB) Duration A2: 1 Year Minimum entry You need to have achieved the College's standard minimum entry requirement for level 3 of five Cs or above at GCSE including English, Maths and a Science. Possible combinations Science combines well with virtually all other advanced levels, but combines particularly well with mathematics, computing and ICT, psychology and geography. You are allowed to combine this course with the separate sciences (Biology, Chemistry or Physics), but this would be an unusual combination. Skills developed (by studying Applied Science you will extend your skills in the following areas) appreciate and evaluate the social, economic and environmental impact that science work has on society, identifying ethical issues that may arise; prepare for further study on a course in a science or in a science related subject or for training in a science-related occupation; acquire knowledge and understanding of the scientific ideas and skills that scientists need in order to be effective in their work and to apply this in a variety of vocational contexts; become skilful in carrying out practical techniques and following procedures used in vocational contexts; develop knowledge and understanding of the science used by organisations, business and industry; develop an interest in science and its practical applications through exploring and experiencing science in a vocational context; understand the nature of science-based work and the contribution this use of science makes to society; develop an awareness of the use and importance of ICT in scientific work. Enrichment opportunities During this course you will have an opportunity to participate in visits that can be used towards coursework and that give you an insight into how science is used in the real world. Recent visits have included a hospital laboratory, brewery and zoos. Recent results This is a new course. What does the course involve? A study of how science is used by, and impacts on society. Examples are in the fields of Health, Energy Resources, Forensics and Analysis. You will be given the opportunity to build a portfolio of case studies and to choose some of your study topics. Specific Content You will be required to study six units for the full A level qualification. ASC1: Health Science In this unit you will learn about how science is used to monitor health, especially in relation to the circulatory and respiratory systems. You will learn about the different methods used to monitor and diagnose health and about the health and safety regulations that need to be followed when carrying them out. You will also need to examine the ethical issues raised from the monitoring, diagnosis and treatment of human circulatory and respiratory systems. ASC2: Analysis In this unit, you will learn about some of the skills needed to analyse and identify chemical and biological substances. This is part of the work of an analytical scientist. They may be working in a forensic or pathology laboratory and looking for evidence, or they may be working in a research laboratory that produces new medicines or chemicals. An important part of the work of an analytical scientist is their accuracy in following correct techniques and procedures. They must also be accurate when they record and interpret their findings. Practically, you will work as part of a team and then individually in order to analyse certain substances. The outcome of this practical work will form part of your portfolio. You will also need to produce case studies of two teams working in industrial contexts. ASC3: Energy and Environment In this unit you will learn about how energy stored in carbon-based (fossil) fuels can be used to produce useful energy. Energy was stored in carbon-based (fossil) fuels via the process of photosynthesis when the plants and animals were alive. Fossilisation resulted in the formation of coal, oil and gas which can then be extracted fr

Applied Science A level Applied Science A level (WJEB) Duration A2: 1 Year Minimum entry You need to have achieved the College's standard minimum entry requirement for level 3 of five Cs or above at GCSE including English, Maths and a Science. Possible combinations Science combines well with virtually all other advanced levels, but combines particularly well with mathematics, computing and ICT,...

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