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2 years to achieve the full qualification
September only

Applied Science is a work-related qualification that focuses on the development of practical skills and underpinning knowledge in the Science industry . The course will appeal to students who enjoy studying Science through practical work such as completing projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations.

During your first year you will study:

Principles and applications of science I

Practical scientific procedures and techniques

Science investigation skills

Laboratory techniques and their application

Physiology of human body systems

Electrical circuits and their application

Microbiology and microbiological techniques

During your second year you will study:

Principles and applications of science II

Investigative project

Contemporary issues in science

Applications of inorganic chemistry

Applications of organic chemistry

Medical physics applications

How you will be assessed:

  • 30% examination
  • 70% coursework

Future career opportunities may include:

  • Forensic Scientist
  • Research Scientist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Chemist
  • Scientist
  • Technologist

Additional costs may incur for coursework study visits.

Positive Futures is a set of essential qualities, embedded throughout your study programme, that we seek to develop in all students: 

  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Confidence
  • Resilience

You will also engage in the Positive Futures Careers Programme, developing key employability skills through a diverse range of activities including work placements, volunteering, employer talks, industry study visits and employment and university fairs.

For Level 3 Applied Science: 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (including Maths, English Language and either Combined Science or 2 separate Sciences)

As a Bury College student you will have access to a wide range of enrichment opportunities which will contribute to your personal growth and development and support your academic studies. 

These may include:

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Dance, Drama and Singing Workshops
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Gaming Hub
  • Music Club
  • Pride Club
  • Student Ambassador Scheme
  • A wide range of sport including Badminton, Cricket, Football, Fitness Training, Nerf, Netball, Volleyball and Table Tennis.

Please Note: We attempt to ensure that all information contained within this website is correct and up-to-date. However, some details may change as we review and update our provision. Although every effort is made to provide the teaching, examination, assessment and other services detailed on this website and in our other publications, Bury College cannot guarantee the provision of such programmes, services, facilities and fees. Bury College reserves the right to amend, withdraw, alter or amalgamate any of the courses, locations and facilities detailed within at any time. Should circumstances require such amendments, Bury College undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and most importantly to students.