Teachers in Charge of Subject: Mr G. Gallimore
GCSE Science at grade C or higher (or Btec Science Merit) is required.
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
AS:Â 67% Coursework,Â 33% Exam.
A2:Â 67% Coursework,Â 33% Exam.
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.