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Applied Science Dept


.The fundamental philosophy of this specification is that, in order to understand the nature of science, students must actively experience the science environment. This can be achieved through links with local employers, case studies and research.
It is an ideal qualification for those students  who want a broad background in science, which will allow them to progress to further or higher education, training or employment

Applied Science Staff

St Columb’s College
Ailish O’Kane
Aidan Lagan
Dwyer Smyth

Thornhill College
Dr Damian McLaughlin
Claire Barr
Michael McCloskey
Kevin Abbott
Martin Bradley
Greg White

Course structure

Six AS units in year 13
Four portfolio (worth ~67%) and 2 examinations*
Repeated in year 14.

AS units

investigating Science at work
Energy Transfer Systems
Finding out about substances
Food Science and Technology
Choosing and Using Materials*
Synthesising Organic Compounds

A2 Units

Planning and Carrying out an Investigation
The Actions and Development of Medicines
Controlling Chemical Processes*
The Healthy Body*
The Role of the Pathology service
Ecology, Conservation and Recycling.