Applied Science (Extended Diploma)
|Mode of study||Academic Cambridge Technicals|
|Campus||Welsh Bridge Campus|
|Start date||September 2021|
|Course code||CTS-DX (2123)|
Who is it for?
This Applied Science course explores the fundamentals of science to provide a sound basis for a future career within a scientific field or if you want to go on and study higher-level science courses. This particular course is taken on its’ own as it is the equivalent of 3 separate A Levels. It’s an interactive and fun subject with lots of practical experiments as part of the course. We have specialised science facilities at Welsh Bridge Campus which means that you can study in the perfect environment and you’ll have expert teachers on hand to provide specialised guidance and advice.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths, and grade 4 or above in any 2 single Sciences or grade 4:4 in Combined Science.
What does the course involve?
- Science fundamentals (externally assessed)
- Laboratory techniques (externally assessed)
- Scientific analysis and reporting (externally assessed)
- Human physiology (internally assessed)
- Genetics (internally assessed)
- Control of hazards in the laboratory (internally assessed)
- Human nutrition (internally assessed)
- Cell biology (internally assessed)
- Environmental surveying (internally assessed)
- Environmental management (internally assessed)
- Waste management (internally assessed)
- Global scientific information (externally assessed)
- Scientific research techniques (externally assessed)
These are 2 internally assessed units that might include Drug Development, Food Technology or Microbiology, Sustainability & renewable energy, Food Technology, Microbiology, Crop production & soil science and Conservation of biodiversity.
How is the course assessed?
Assessment is through a combination of exams and internal assignments.
You can progress to higher education following the successful completion of this course or you may wish to enter a specialist area of employment in the science industry. You could pursue a career in research and development, health professions (after further study), regulation or scientific education, journalism and consultancy.
What do I do next?