Level 3 Extended Certificate inApplied Science

What Will I learn?

This is an exciting opportunity to continue your study of Science but in a different way to traditional A levels. All 3 Sciences are studied with the emphasis being on practical and investigative skills and their application in the vocational world of Science.

During this course you will:

  • Study scientific principles associated with the application of Biology, Chemistry and Physics in a vocational context
  • Practice experimental and practical techniques associated with applied Science and explore how they are applied in industry
  • Explore the roles and skills of scientists, and the public and media perception of Science
  • Practice the skills required for independent learning and development
  • Develop the skills of project-based research, development and presentation
  • Apply mathematical and ICT skills to vocational Scientific scenarios
  • Explore ways in which topical scientific issues are presented in the media
  • Investigate the role of scientists and the different career pathways open to them

How Am I Assessed?

Unit TitleAssessment Type (All equally weighted, 16.6%)
Key Concepts in ScienceWritten Exam (1hr 30 mins)
Applied Experimental techniquesPortfolio
Science in the modern worldWritten Exam (1 hr 30 mins) with pre-release material
The human bodyWritten Exam (1 hr 30 mins
Investigating SciencePortfolio
Organic ChemistryPortfolio

What Career Options Do I Have?

This qualification prepares learners to take up employment in the applied science sector, either directly
after achieving the qualification or via higher education. Studying this qualification will enable learners to
develop their knowledge and understanding of scientific principles, as well as those scientific practical
skills recognised by higher education institutions and employers to be most important. The qualification
also offers learners an opportunity to develop transferable skills such as problem-solving, research and
communication as part of their applied learning.

Examination Board: AQA