Studying Applied Science will provide a rounded experience of all 3 Sciences. Biology topics
such as Osmosis, nerve impulses and cell structure will give a really good basis for further
study in the areas of animal care, horticulture and healthcare. Chemistry topics range from
the Periodic table to intermolecular forces, giving a strong learning basis for anything in
the material sciences or linked to product design. The Physics topics cover waves and their
properties and uses for those of a mathematical mind. The assignments in Y1 are centred around
lab skills and Chemistry practicals, requiring an organised portfolio of results and conclusions
to be presented.
The course contains a large amount of practical work and focuses on strengthening laboratory
skills and techniques which are very transferable into other areas of study or work. These also
cover all 3 Sciences and range from Ecological investigations to electronics, biological
processes to energys in Chemistry.
The second year requires the application of skills in a practical exam and the ability to draw
conclusions from statistical tests and secondary data. The assignments are related to healthcare
issues and their treatment, making this a very interesting module for anyone hoping to work
within the healthcare profession.
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Four units are studied over the 2 year course. The units studied in year 12 are:
Principles and Applications of Science - exam unit
Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques - assignment unit
TThe units studied in year 13 are:
Science Investigation Skills - practical task and exam unit
Physiology of the Human Body System - assigment unit