AQA Level 3 Extended Certificate (360 GLH (TVQ01029)
Applied General Qualification
Entry criteria (GCSE grades):
Combined Science 4/4 or two grade 4s on Separate Science GCSE
Applied Science is a broad-based qualification which gives a general vocational introduction to Science. Candidates can experience the scientific environment through case studies and research in a vocational context. Learners will cover topics such as:
scientific principles associated with the application of Biology, Chemistry and Physics experimental and practical techniques the roles and skills of scientists, and the public and media perception of science
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.