GCSE Applied Science (Single Award)

You will study at our state-of-the art STEAM Academy at Pencoed Campus.

  • £225

  • 30 weeks

Delivered in our exciting new STEAM Academy, this course is intended to promote a variety of learning opportunities so that it is enjoyable for all participants.

You will be introduced to a wide range of scientific principles, set in meaningful contexts, enabling you to enjoy a positive learning experience. Practical work is an intrinsic part of science and this course. You will explore a range of practical skills and investigatory approaches throughout the year.

This course will enable you to develop:

  • Knowledge and understanding of key areas of science and its application
  • Interest and enthusiasm for science
  • Competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills
  • Understanding of the scientific process
  • Practical, problem-solving, enquiry and scientific modelling skills and understanding in laboratory, and work-related contexts
  • Understanding of the relationships between data, evidence and explanations and their ability to evaluate scientific methods, evidence and conclusions
  • Understanding of how society makes decisions about scientific issues
  • Communication, mathematical and technological skills in scientific contexts

Unit 1: Science in the modern world

  • Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes, 40% of qualification (75 marks)

Unit 2: Science to support our lifestyles

  • Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes, 30% of qualification (75 marks)

Unit 3: Task-based assessment

  • 20% of qualification (60 marks)

Unit 4: Practical assessment

  • 10% of qualification (30 marks)

There are no previous learning requirements for this course.

Gaining a Grade C or above will enable you to progress to Level 3 study or a higher education course.

This course will enable you to develop:

  • Knowledge and understanding of key areas of science and its application
  • Interest and enthusiasm for science
  • Competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills
  • Understanding of the scientific process
  • Practical, problem-solving, enquiry and scientific modelling skills and understanding in laboratory, and work-related contexts
  • Understanding of the relationships between data, evidence and explanations and their ability to evaluate scientific methods, evidence and conclusions
  • Understanding of how society makes decisions about scientific issues
  • Communication, mathematical and technological skills in scientific contexts

Unit 1: Science in the modern world

  • Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes, 40% of qualification (75 marks)

Unit 2: Science to support our lifestyles

  • Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes, 30% of qualification (75 marks)

Unit 3: Task-based assessment

  • 20% of qualification (60 marks)

Unit 4: Practical assessment

  • 10% of qualification (30 marks)

There are no previous learning requirements for this course.

Gaining a Grade C or above will enable you to progress to Level 3 study or a higher education course.

The STEAM Academy

Our state of the art STEAM Academy will be an exciting new building to accommodate teaching, learning and support facilities for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

The Academy will be a flagship for showcasing 21st century teaching and learning, bringing economic and cultural growth to the Bridgend County Borough area.

STEAM Academy, Pencoed Campus, CF35 5LG

This campus is home to an extensive range of subject areas: Land-based, Construction, Sport and Public Services along with our STEAM Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. The campus has great facilities such as a 3G sports pitch, modern equine areas, sports hall and conditioning gym. Located on the outskirts of the village of Pencoed, this campus also offers local amenities and transport links within easy reach.

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