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AQA Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science

This course is taught at Loughborough Amherst School.

Applied Science covers topics from Biology, Physics and Chemistry studied to a greater depth than GCSE. The concepts are explained using practical coursework relating to real life applications. This course is ideal if you who want a chance to concentrate on some of the vocational aspects of Science. This can then lead to the study of a Science based course at university. There are a large number of careers you can consider by studying Applied Science such as: Nursing, Midwifery, Food Scientist, Physiotherapist, Radiologist, Engineer, Technician and Biotechnologist.

The Exam consists of the following;

  • Biology: Paper 1: 2 hours, Paper 2: 2 hours, Paper 3: 2 hours
  • Chemistry: Paper 1: 2 hours 15 minutes, Paper 2: 2 hours 15 minutes, Paper 3: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Physics: Paper 1: 2 hours 15 minutes, Paper 2: 2 hours 15 minutes, Paper 3: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Applied Science: Year 12: 2 papers: 1 hour 30 minutes each, Year 13: 1 paper 1 hour 30 minutes

Our results are excellent and Students benefit from small class sizes which increases individual support and attention time with Staff. Complimentary subjects are: Maths, Geography, Psychology, Sports Science and Food Science.

Subject Enrichment includes Science Ambassadors running School competitions and visiting speaker talks.