Additional Applied Science (4505)

We are not planning to develop a new GCSE Additional Applied Science qualification under government changes to GCSEs.

The last exams for students taking the current qualification will be in the June 2017 series and there will be no further re-sit opportunity.

As an alternative, you may like to consider our new science GCSEs, which will be developed for first teaching in September 2016.  

Find out more about the changes to GCSEs and which qualifications we are planning to offer in the future. You can also contact the customer support team on the details shown below. 

GCSE Additional Applied Science investigates Science and scientists at work in a number of scenarios. It is generally taken after GCSE Science A or B by students who want to specialise in a vocational approach.

Additional Applied Science integrates the study of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Coursework forms a larger part of the assessment – 60 per cent – compared with other science GCSEs where it is 25 per cent.

This course is particularly useful for students who want to go on to work-related learning and can equip them with some of the skills they might need in particular workplaces, further education or training. It forms part of AQA's flexible suite of GCSE Science qualifications designed to suit different methods of curriculum planning over two or three years. The flexibility also allows teachers to make sure that students are offered the best chance to make the most of their abilities.

Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


Amended due to Changes to GCSEs.

Codes and references

Qualification type GCSE
Specification title Additional Applied Science
Specification code 4505
QAN codes 6000759X

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