This fascinating course enables the exploration of laboratory and field techniques of the applied scientist. It will provide you with a wide range of essential knowledge, skills and practical techniques for the science sector or further study. The course has a strong focus on the application of theory to real-life industrial settings and will deepen your science knowledge, allowing the opportunity for many progression pathways. Within the course there are forensic science units which allow an insight into this specialist work as well as a combination of optional modules opening doors into both employment and further study in a range of applied science areas.This course is combined of both external and internal assignments. The external assessments are exams based on practical skills, research development, knowledge and application across biology, chemistry, and physics contexts. The internal assignments are assessed using assignments, many with a strong focus on practical work and industry related knowledge. There are opportunities for project development in a science area of your choosing and the potential to enter Worldskills competitions.