The Extended Diploma in Applied Science is highly rewarding and provides a good alternative to Science AS/A2 Level. It encompasses all three science disciplines; is equivalent to three A Levels and is a valid progression route to university. This 2 year qualification consists of studying thirteen units and is taught with an emphasis on laboratory-based practical assignments, supported by self-study, presentations, group work, discussion and educational visits. Some of the core units include: Science, Practical Scientific Techniques, Science Investigation Skills, Laboratory Techniques and their Application in Industry, Principles and Applications of Science, Vocational Investigative Project, Contemporary Issues in Science. It is essential that students have the ability to meet assessment deadlines. The Couse also has 4 units with external exams set by BTEC externally.
You will be encouraged to complete work experience in a scientific role and we will visit places of work to prepare you for your chosen career path. Work experience is undertaken throughout the year.
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At least 4 GCSEs at Grade C or grade 4 or above, including English Language, maths and science or the successful completion of level 2 Diploma in Science & Technology at merit level with English Language and maths.
Do you really enjoy science but don’t want to do A Levels? If you enjoy learning by doing experiments, going on visits to laboratories and industrial plants and attending exciting talks by experts and working scientists, then this study programme is for you. There is a large range of units available which could lead to a variety of careers.
Students can progress into Higher Education in subjects such as Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering and Pharmacology. Students aspiring to do Medicine or Dentistry should follow the A level route. Alternatively, students may choose to enter into employment within science organisations which could include science technicians in hospitals or production plants, research work, and work in chemistry or biotechnology fields.
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017.
For all students aged 19+ please visit our website www.suffolk.ac.uk.
Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.
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I would definitely recommend this course, particularly for people who don’t want to do A-levels.
There is such a variety of learning in the course, which means you can go on to study a number of different things at degree level after.
I wasn’t sure what science I wanted to go on to study but the course helped me make my mind up. Now I am going to Middlesex to study biomedical science – and I am really looking forward to it.