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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Key dates

  • 31 March 2019 Applied General Applied Business preliminary materials issued 31 March. Available on Secure Key Materials on
  • 15 May 2019 Coursework deadline for Level 3 Certificate Unit 2 Applied experimental techniques (ASC2)
    Schools and colleges may set their own internal deadlines
  • 15 May 2019 Coursework deadline for Level 3 Certificate Unit 6a Microbiology (ASC6A)
    Schools and colleges may set their own internal deadlines

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Dr John Wheeler, Head of Science, Staffordshire University.

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