Alsager School

Applied Science


Teachers in Charge of Subject: Mr G. Gallimore

Entry Requirements:

GCSE Science at grade C or higher (or Btec Science Merit) is required.

Course Details: 

This course follows a balanced programme covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics. It will allow you to study how science is applied to many different types of professions and industries. The focus of the course is scientific usage concentrating on how scientists and others use science in their work. During this course you will be given the opportunity to visit scientific workplaces and meet people who use science on a daily basis. You will also learn how science contributes to our lifestyle and the environment in which we live.

AS units Investigating Science at Work

Energy Transfer systems

Finding out about substances

A2 units Planning and carrying out a scientific investigation

Controlling chemical processes

Sports Science


AS: 67% Coursework, 33% Exam.

A2: 67% Coursework, 33% Exam.

Career Options:

This course is excellent for gaining ideas about employment opportunities in science as well as good preparation for courses in Higher or Further Education. Universities recognise the value of this qualification in relation to science and it supports any vocational based science career e.g. nursing, midwifery, science technician, forensic science.