Science (Applied)


Faculty: Science
Subject: Science Applied – OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3
Staff and Responsibility: Mrs Packett, Dr Pass & Mrs Duggins
Exam Board: OCR

Assessment Format

The course is divided into five mandatory units. Two Units are assessed externally and marked by OCR.

These units will be 2 hours long (90 marks) and will consist of short answer questions and questions requiring more extended responses. A learner can resit an examined unit once during the course.

The other three units are assessed through a means of a portfolio of evidence compiled throughout the course. All assessments will be carried out under teacher supervision and will be moderated by OCR exam board. Learners can resubmit an assessment at the teacher’s discretion.

Each unit will be graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. Learners who do not achieve at least a pass for each unit will be unclassified.

Subject Overview

The content of the OCR level 3 Applied Science course is based around 5 core topics:

  • Science Fundamentals
  • Laboratory techniques
  • Control of hazards in the laboratory
  • Product testing Techniques
  • Microbiology

To access this course a minimum GCSE level of 4 at GCSE is required.

Potential Career Options

This qualification will provide transferable knowledge that will prepare learners for progression to university including, laboratory technician, food development technician, microbiologist, pharmaceutical companies, forensic science, health and social care courses, nursing, the NHS and local authorities.

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