AS and A Level

A2 Applied Science

Specification/Exam Board:  OCR

Year 14 students are currently completing their OCR Applied Science A2 course, having completed AS in Year 13.

The aims of the course are:

  • To sustain and develop an enjoyment and interest in Science
  • To acquire knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas and apply these in a variety of vocational contexts
  • To develop knowledge and understanding of the science used in organisations, business and industry
  • To understand the nature of science-based work and the contribution this makes to society
  • To develop an awareness of the use and importance of ICT in scientific work.

AS and Alevel applied sceincecontent and assessment

This course is designed to give a broad introduction to employment or further study in higher education. Possible career paths include:

  • Health, Leisure and Sport Studies
  • Forensic, Pathology and Research laboratories
  • Nursing
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Construction Industry
  • Environmental Science and many more Science based careers

AS Life & Health Science 

From September 2017, we will be introducing a new A-level course, Life and Health Science to our curriculum.

Entry Requirements

  • Grade B or higher in GCSE Science, GCSE Double Award Science or GCSE Triple Award Science.

The aims of this course are to encourage students to:

  • Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for Science, including developing an interest in further study and careers in research science;
  • Appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the science contribute to the success of the economy and society;
  • Develop competence in a range of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills;
  • Develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works;
  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other; and
  • Develop advanced study skills that help them prepare for higher education.

 

Summary of Course Content

 

Summary of Assessment

Progression Pathways

This course is designed to give a broad introduction to employment or further study in higher education.  Possible career paths include:

  • Health, Leisure and Sport Studies
  • Forensic, Pathology and Research laboratories
  • Nursing
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Construction Industry
  • Environmental Science and many more Science based careers

 

AS and A2 Biology

Specification/Exam Board:  CCEA

Criteria for Entry:

  • Grade B or above in GCSE Double Award Science (including a Grade B in Unit B2) or GCSE Biology.

The aims of the course are:

  • Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for biology, including developing an interest in further study and careers in the subject;
  • Develop and draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and understanding of different aspects of the subject;
  • Develop competence and confidence in a number of skills, including independent learning, creative thinking, practical, mathematical and problem-solving;
  • Carry out practical tasks and present their findings in different formats;
  • Develop an appreciation and understanding of scientific methods; and
  • Appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.

Summary of Course Content

 

Summary of Assessment

The AS and A2 level courses provide a very solid foundation for study at a higher level in a range of scientific areas and/or to careers in the following areas: Forensic Science, Education, Research and Development, Healthcare Professionals, Environmental Studies.

AS and A2 Chemistry

Specification/Exam Board:  CCEA

Criteria for Entry:

  • Grade B or above in GCSE Double Award Science (including a Grade B in Unit C2) or GCSE Chemistry.

The aims of the course are to encourage students to:

    • Develop their interest in and enthusiasm for chemistry;
    • Develop their interest in the further study of chemistry and the careers associated with courses related to the subject;
    • Draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and understanding;
    • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of the different areas of the subject and how they relate to teach other;
    • Appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the subject contributes to the success of the economy and society;
    • Develop competence and ability in practical, mathematical and problem-solving skills;
    • Develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of scientific skills and knowledge and understanding of how science works; and
    • Demonstrate that they understand and can apply key concepts.

 

Summary of Course Content

Summary of Assessment

The AS and A2 level courses provide a very solid foundation for study at a higher level in a range of scientific areas and/or to careers in the following areas: Forensic Science, Education, Research and Development, Healthcare Professionals, Engineering.