Applied General Science

  • Teaching from: September 2016
  • Specification code: 1775
  • QAN code: 601/7104/2; 601/7105/4

These vocational qualifications give post-16 learners a practical introduction to science. They can be taken alongside A-levels or other Level 3 courses, or as an alternative to BTEC Applied Science.

Our Applied General qualifications are included in the Department for Education (DfE)’s performance tables for technical and vocational qualifications aimed at students aged 16 to 19. They also attract UCAS tariff points.

Topics covered include applied experimental techniques and science in the modern world, undertaking a scientific investigation, and optional units in biology, chemistry and physics.

A mixture of internal and external assessment means learners can apply their knowledge in a practical way.

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Specification

Specification at a glance

Specimen papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources

Plan

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Teach

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Teaching resources that you can use to plan your lessons and support your students’ learning.

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Assess

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Prepare your students for assessment. Specimen and past papers, mark schemes, example answers.

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Key dates

  • 10 January 2018 Coursework deadline for AQA Certificate Applied Science (Level 3) - Microbiology (ASC6A)
    Schools and colleges may set their own internal deadlines
  • 10 January 2018 Coursework deadline for AQA Certificate Applied Science (Level 3) - Investigating science (ASC5)
    Schools and colleges may set their own internal deadlines
  • 10 January 2018 Coursework deadline for AQA Certificate Applied Science (Level 3) - Applied experimental techniques (ASC2)
    Schools and colleges may set their own internal deadlines

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I hope that schools and teachers will fully embrace the scope of what could be some really exciting work for their students.

Dr John Wheeler, Head of Science, Staffordshire University.

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Dean O'Donoghue

Dean O'Donoghue, Sector Strategist – Science
Tel: 0800 085 0391
Email: TVQ@aqa.org.uk