Applied Science (8770)

Ofqual have announced a consultation on Completing GCSE, AS and A-level Reform which proposes to discontinue AS and A-level Applied Science after June 2016. See our update on the Ofqual consultation.

A-level Applied Science offers students the chance to concentrate on some of the vocational aspects of Science. As well as being ideal for students seeking a broad background in Science, it also suits those entering this vocational area for the first time.

This specification covers a range of Science topics including the following:

  • Sports Science
  • the role of the pathology service 
  • ecology, conservation and recycling.

It also provides the opportunity for a variety of qualifications to be taken, for example an Advanced Subsidiary A-level or a double award depending on the modules studied.

A-level Applied Science is a good choice for students considering higher education in any Science-based course, including: Biochemical Sciences, Chemistry, Food Technology, Human Physiology, Nursing, Sports Science, Materials Science, and Medical Physics.


Specification

Read about Ofqual's proposal to discontinue A-level Applied Science.

Codes and references

Qualification type AS and A-level
Specification title Applied Science
Specification code 8770
QAN codes 10050097
10050103
10050115
10050127
50037031

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Email: Science-GCE@aqa.org.uk