Our Level 2 Applied science programme covers a range of topics both theoretical and practical and provides a good introduction to further study in all science areas, as it covers Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This course is equivalent to 3 GCSE(s) and offers an excellent combination of academic and practical study in preparation for level 3.
The course is theory based but there are core practical experiments in Biology, Chemistry and Physics that you will need to understand to complete your coursework and exams.
The mandatory units are:
- Unit 1 – Principles of Science (exam)
- Unit 2 – Chemistry and Our Earth
- Unit 3 – Energy and our Universe
- Unit 4 – Biology and our Environment
- Unit 5 – Applications of Chemical Substances
- Unit 6 – Applications of Physical Science
- Unit 7 – Health Applications of Life Science
- Unit 8 – Scientific Skills (exam)
We then complete a selection of the following optional units:
- Unit 9 – Practical Scientific Project
- Unit 12 – The Living Body
- Unit 15 – Investigating a Crime Scene
- Unit 17 – Understanding Human Behaviour
- Unit 23 – Further Chemistry
This course is 20% exam based and 80% coursework.
Throughout the course you will be expected to complete 21 written assignments.
On successful completion of the Extended Certificate our students have progressed to Level 3, apprenticeships, higher level courses.
This course can support progression into a wide range of job roles, including:
- Dental Hygiene
- Sport Science
- Forensic Science
- Food Technology
- Analytical Science
- Quality Control
- Environmental Science
- Scientific magazine or journal
If you are aged 16-18 then the majority of our courses are free for you to study. If you are aged 19+ then there may be fees associated with the course. You may be eligible to have some, or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.
You do not have to let a lack of money stop you from coming to Hugh Baird College. We have bursaries and grants in place to help support those students that may find it more difficult to cover the costs of participating in further education, these include help with things such as tuition fees, childcare and travel. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.
No. We can enrol students from any area. Public transport links are good too, so the College is easy to get to from all across Merseyside.