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Applied Science

Want to be on the cusp of the next big scientific breakthrough or looking to explore the meaning behind the universe? If it’s working in a laboratory or for the front line of the NHS, our A Level equivalent, mainly coursework course leads into jobs in Biomedical Science, Nursing, Forensics, Criminology, Clinical Science and more, helping you achieve your career goals!

The Applied Science course gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge in a range of scientific subjects. The exam-based units focus on all three major sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), while the optional units chosen enable you to gain a more in-depth knowledge regarding topics related to biomedical science careers such as Nursing and Paramedic Science.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1-2 Years
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 – 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 or equivalent including English, maths & science GCSEs grade 9-4

What you will study

  • Principles & Applications of Science 1 & 2
  • Practical Scientific Procedures & Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Laboratory Techniques and their Applications
  • Genetics & Genetic Engineering
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Contemporary Issues in Science
  • Forensic Evidence Collection & Analysis
  • Human Regulation & Repoduction
  • Microbiology
  • Diseases & Infections
  • Investigative Project

What's Next?

Further Study

  • Animal Science & Behaviour FD
  • Equine Science FD
  • Science BSc
  • Apprenticeship


  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Nurse
  • Clinical Scientist
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Criminologist
  • Chemist
Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.
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