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.
- GCE Applied Science preliminary materials issued 31st March. Available on Secure Key Materials on aqa.org.uk (ASC3/PM)
Schools and colleges may set their own internal deadlines Non-exam assessment deadline for Level 3 Certificate Science (ASC2)
Schools and colleges may set their own internal deadlines Non-exam assessment deadline for Level 3 Certificate Science (ASC5)
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.