Applied Science

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Why choose a career in Applied Science?

Studying Applied Science can open up a huge range of opportunities across a variety of job roles. Not only do our courses help towards gaining medically-related jobs but they can also enable you to progress into careers in astronomy, sound recording, engineering or weather forecasting.


Why choose us?

The science department boasts a range of laboratory/teaching rooms that enable practical activities in physics, chemistry, pharmacy, biology and physiology. Our full-time teachers are specialists in the three main fields of science and have all been teaching in excess of 10 years.


There is also a microbiology area to enable this subject to be safely taught. Our forensic equipment allows for all aspects of forensic science to be covered from study of physical fingerprints and analysis of DNA.


Students can progress into careers in forensics and criminology, forensics and analytical science, forensic anthropology, zoology, marine zoology, paramedic and emergency studies, astronomy, sound recording, engineering or weather forecasting.

Student Spotlight

Ben McHugh

BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science - Forensic Science Level 3

Upton-by-Chester High School

“I chose to come to College because I knew I wanted to study science and the course looked more focused and involved than studying A levels, plus I could choose to specialise in Forensic Science. I came to an admissions event where I met with staff and saw the facilities and was so impressed I enrolled on the course. “I’ve loved the course, it’s been everything I expected and more. The course is very thorough and covers a broad range of areas within forensics and it is all relevant and really interesting. The staff are lovely and always offer help when you need it. “When I leave College I have been offered a place at Liverpool John Moores University to study a Foundation Degree in Forensic
Science, which I will convert into a Degree programme by studying an extra year.“ Once I finish my qualifications my ambition is to enter the profession as a Scene of Crime Officer or Laboratory Forensic Scientist. I feel coming to College has been a better option for me to achieve my goal of progressing to university than taking A Levels. I have really enjoyed being here and am looking forward to starting my career in the future.”

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