Applied Science Double Award AS and A Level

Awarding body: OCR

Method of assessment: Advanced Subsidiary Units First Year

Unit G620 Science at Work, Portfolio, AS% - 16.67%

Unit G621 Analysis at Work, Portfolio, AS% - 16.67%

Unit G622 Monitoring the activity of the human body, Written Paper, AS% - 16.67%

Unit G623 Cells and Molecules, Written Paper, AS% - 16.67%

Unit G624 Chemicals for a purpose, Portfolio, AS% - 16.67%

Unit G625 Forensic Science, Porfolio, AS% - 16.67%

Unit G626 The Physics of Sport, Porfolio, AS% - 16.67%

Advanced Level Units Second year 


A Level%

Unit G627 Investigating the scientist’s work, Portfolio, A Level% - 16.67%

Unit G628 Sampling, testing and processing Written Paper, A Level% - 16.67% 

Unit G629 Synthesising organic chemicals, Portfolio, A Level% - 16.67%

Unit G630 Materials for a purpose, Portfolio, A Level% - 16.67% 

Unit G631 Electrons in action, Portfolio, A Level% - 16.67% 

Unit G632 The mind and the brain, Portfolio, A Level% - 16.67%

Unit G633 Ecology and managing the Environment, Portfolio, A Level% - 16.67%

Unit G634 Applications of Biotechnology, Portfolio, A Level% - 16.67%

Unit G635 Working Waves, Written Paper, A Level% -16.67%

Course entry requirements:

In order to be in a position to access the course, study for the exams, and complete the coursework requirements the following ae required:

Separate Science: Min Grade B; GCSE Science & Additional Science : Min Grade B;

A grade 5 or above in GCSE maths is also required.

Sixth Form Curriculum Applied Science 2Course description and what it will be like:

Teaching is based both on traditional lectures and on discussions. Students are issued with a course text book to support each module and to help with their research and homework. The Science Department is well equipped and places considerable emphasis on practical work.

The Applied Science course is tailored towards students whose best work is produced in course work, rather than the more traditional academic route. Both the AS and A2 are both split equally into three modules. Two of the are coursework portfolios, and the third is externally examined.

The focus of this A Level is on the applications of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, to industry and society. Other than planned educational visits and placements there are no other costs involved.

Career Prospects:

Applied Science combines well with other subjects. Career prospects for students with an Applied Science qualification are good because there is a shortage of students taking the subject. With a qualification in Applied Science you can go onto further or higher education, studying one of the sciences or related subjects, or work in science based industry e.g chemical engineering, material science or biotechnology

Please Note: The course specification for Applied Science is currently under review for 2017. OCR have not yet fully confirmed the new course content. The above outline is based on the old specification and may change to that stated.