Applied General Science

Applied Science is aimed at students who prefer assessment through coursework rather than exams. It is a good alternative to a separate science course, for those students who wish to study only one science A Level to progress to their desired programme at university. The course is especially suitable for students considering careers in areas such as nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, paramedic work and sports science. The first year has a mixture of mainly biology, with some chemistry and physics. The second year is entirely related to biology and health.

We follow the AQA specification. This is a new course based on the successful Applied Science course. For further details see the AQA website for this new course.


This course is ideal if you need a science A level to support a university application for such courses as PE, psychology, nursing, or midwifery. You may want to take the course just because you like science. If you are trying to choose whether to take Applied Science, or another science AS level such as Biology or Chemistry, ask yourself these questions:

• How do you learn best? Do you enjoy researching information for yourself and organising it into a really good piece of coursework?

• Do you find examinations very challenging and find that they don't allow you to show what you can really do?

• Are you well organised and good at meeting deadlines?

If these things apply to you, Applied Science may well be a good choice for you.