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Applied Science GCE A/AS

This page contains information related to our legacy GCE AS/A level Applied Science Specification available in England and Wales. The final award for this qualification will be summer 2017 with one re-sit opportunity in Summer 2018.

Please view Circular November 2015 for more information on the withdrawal of General Qualifications (Wales).

The GCE Applied Science Specification is intended to place science in an applied context and shows the relevance of science in the world of work. Special features incorporated into the course include: Highly vocational contexts built into the content of units, and Centres/Candidates are given a wide choice of units with a variety of different types of assessment.

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News

(March 2017)

The Pre-release for May 2017 ASC1 examination is now available.

(June 2016)

A list of practical investigation titles (2016-2017) for the externally assessed Applied Scientific Investigation unit is now available.

(December 2014)

Ofqual confirmed on Tuesday 2 December that the last exams in A level Applied Science will take place in June 2017, with re-sit opportunities to follow.

(June 2013)

  • writing frame is also available for the ASC4 Applied Science unit. Please ensure that candidates complete the plan section before undertaking the investigation.
  • check list for candidates for ASC4 is now available.
  • The ASC4 cover sheet should be used and submitted with the work. 

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We are currently recruiting examiners and moderators for GCSE, AS/A level and/or Level 1/Level 2 qualifications for next summer's examination series. If you have at least two years teaching experience and would like to apply, please create an account to complete the online application process.

For more information on becoming an examiner, including vacancies and benefits, please visit our appointees page.


Qualification Accreditation Numbers

The Qualification Accreditation Number for GCE Applied Science are:

  • Advanced Subsidiary - 500/5135/0
  • Advanced - 500/5040/0

Get In Touch

Our Science subject specialists are on hand to answer any of your queries.

Subject Officer

Llinos Wood
029 2026 5384
llinos.wood@wjec.co.uk

Subject Support Officer

Sarah Price
029 2026 5103
sarah.price@wjec.co.uk

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GCE Applied Science Examiners' Report Summer 2017
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Principal Examiners' Report

The Summer 2017 Principal Examiners' reports provide feedback on this Summer's examination series. The reports include helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next examination series.

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