Specification: AQA Level 3 Extended Certificate (360 GLH (TVQ01029))
Qualification type: Applied General Qualification
Entry criteria (GCSE grades)
Science 5&5, and 5 in English and Maths
Applied Science is a broad-based qualification which gives a general vocational introduction to Science. Candidates can experience the scientific environment through work experience, case studies, research and vocational visits. Learners will cover topics such as:
Each unit within the qualification has an applied purpose which acts as a focus for the learning in the unit. It will enable learners to learn in such a way that they gain:
Year 12 units studied
Three mandatory units:
It is possible to certificate at the end of Year 12 with a Level 3 Certificate in Applied Science.
Year 13 units studied
Two mandatory units plus an optional one:
How the course is assessed
Portfolio work 50% (33% in Year 12 and 66% in Year 13), written exams 50% (66% in Year 12 and 33% in Year 13)
The course is graded using the Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* system. The Extended Certificate is equivalent to one GCE A Level, and the course carries UCAS points.
Progression to science-related courses in further or higher education, including healthcare professions biotechnology fields, forensics and many more.
Teacher responsible: Mr T Moore