A level and equivalent
Applied Science is a two-year course covering aspects of all three core sciences: biology, chemistry and physics. The course places an emphasis on coursework and practical activities and will help you develop the skills needed for working in the science industry. Applied Science is accepted by all major universities, and is ideal for students wishing to work in fields such as forensics, cosmetics and healthcare.
Duration: Two years
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Bede Sixth Form
What will I study?
Based in our state-of-the-art laboratories, you will learn many skills and techniques such as colorimetry, titrations, energy content analysis, DNA replication and gene insertion as well as many transferrable skills like independence, time management and self-confidence. You will be covering the key concepts of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. These include: human body tissue, the nervous system, cell specialisation, reactivity of elements, electron configurations, satellite communication and wireless technology.
How will I learn?
You will learn through a mix of fun and exciting scientific experiments based in our laboratories, coursework focused sessions and classic teaching styles. Use of online resources and digital technology is a major component of the course.
How will I be assessed?
This course is approximately 50% exam-based and 50% coursework-based.
Please get in touch or check out our prospectus to see more about how our course pathways work.
What kit/uniform do I need?
You will need to bring a scientific calculator and standard stationery to lessons. We will provide you with all other required equipment.
Some of our most recent students have gone on to study nursing, criminology and psychology at a Teesside, York and Northumbria to name just three students. Other students have progressed on to forensics courses, computing, media studies, education and childcare.
Reasons to join us:
- We will be learning in our purpose-built, state-of-the-art laboratories
- We have knowledgeable lab technicians onsite will be here to support and guide you at all times
- You will be taught by a specialist in science with backgrounds in all three subjects with a 100% pass rate for students completing both years of the course.
What our students say:
“This course is fun and engaging”
“The teachers are really friendly and approachable”
“The coursework parts make the work much more manageable”
How do I apply/enrol?
Complete our simple online application form: http://www.stockton.ac.uk/apply
Alternatively, you can find a hard copy of our application form at the back of our prospectus. Complete this and post it back to us, or hand it in at our Reception.