Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Applied Science

AS / A2 Applied Science

Throughout the course you will complete a range of mandatory units which cover concepts such as energy, chemical reactions and the structure and role of cells. In addition you will also look at aspects of working in the science industry and will have the opportunity to visit laboratories in local industries and universities. The course also consists of key practical techniques which you will carry out in our well-equipped laboratories.

There are specialist units in biology, chemistry and physics covering topics such as microbiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and astronomy. These and other topics also allow the development of the mathematical skills needed to be a proficient scientific researcher. After successful completion of this two year Applied Science course you will be able to progress directly into employment, apprenticeships or to university to study from a range courses such as Biomedical Sciences, Applied Science, Animal Science, Forensic Science or Nursing

In the first year of the course you will study units including:

Other units on the two year course include:

Assessment

All units are coursework based assessments. The grading system converts the total mark to grades from Pass to Merit to Distinction, depending upon the overall score that you achieve. This is a very practical approach to the subject in which you will become skillful in carrying out practical techniques and following procedures used in vocational contexts. You will also develop knowledge and understanding of the science used by organisations, business and industry

Progression

After successful completion of this two year Applied Science course you will be able to progress directly into employment, apprenticeships or to university to study from a range courses such as Biomedical Sciences, Applied Science, Animal Science, Forensic Science or Nursing.