We can't wait to welcome you to Andover College!
We have created this interactive page to give you a sense of what studying Applied Science at Andover College is like. Scroll down to learn more about the course on offer and the topics you would study.
If you have any questions about the courses available or modules included please email - AskScienceMaths@sparsholt.ac.uk
You can also find more information about our Careers and Wellbeing support below.
Meet your lecturers!
About the Course!
This course provides an alternative to the traditional A-Level science route and will enable you to develop an understanding of various scientific concepts and experimental methods from a vocational content. This course will help you to see how science can be applied to the 'real world' and develop practical skills valued in the industry.
Examples of what you can study include;
- Scientific Investigation Skills
- Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
- Optional Modules - Astronomy and Space Science, Electrical Circuits and their Application, and, Physiology of Human body Systems
We place added value on the practical elements of this course and you will regularly complete interactive laboratory sessions in our fantastic on-site facilities!
Take a look at this video providing an Introduction to Biological Molecules: Monomers & Polymers.
If you are interested in learning more about the various topics you will study as an Applied Science student at Andover College please take a look at the resources below.
- Setting up and Performing a Titration - here.
- Standing Waves Introduction - here.
- Immune System: Innate and Adaptive Immunity Explained - here.
Take a look at these informative documents on core scientific concepts;
Looking for more? Why not have a go at these additional activities.
Using the article above plus additional research produce a quiz for your class on the immune system. You can use Kahoot, power point or any other resource of your choosing.
Using the article above plus additional research produce a quiz for your class on molar masses. You can use Kahoot, power point or any other resource of your choosing.
Using the article above plus additional research produce a quiz for your class on standing waves. You can use Kahoot, power point or any other resource of your choosing.
There are a variety of online free courses available on the Open University web page that you could get involved with. Please take a look at the whole catalogue here.
You might also wish to look into the EtonX programmes available, please note these are paid for courses that your current school may already have access to. They are not essential, please only engage with them if you have the means to.
Level 2 BTEC First Award - First Principals in Applied Science (1 Year)
BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/National Extended Certificate in Applied Science ( Year)
BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/National Extended Certificate in Applied Human Biology (1-2 Years)
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/National Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation (2 Years)
T LEVELS ARE COMING…
T Levels are a new qualification after GCSE that will take your future to the next level.
From September 2022, the college has been selected to deliver T Levels in a range of subjects including Science. T Levels are a new, two year qualification for students aged 16 to 19. They have been developed in collaboration with employers and providers to meet the needs of industry and to prepare students for work.
When taking a T Level qualification, you will spend 80% of your time in the classroom and the other 20% in an industry placement. Through this you will learn the skills needed in your chosen industry and then be able to put those skills into practice. You will spend at least 45 days, each year of the course, in your industry placement, giving you valuable experience to help you stand out against the rest.
T Levels are nationally recognised by universities and employers. They also hold UCAS points as they are equivalent to three A Levels.
Our careers guidance aims to expand the horizons of all students enabling you to make informed career decisions in order to progress both during and after college.
Carol is our dedicated Careers Advisor for Andover College!
We also have our Sun Progression Mentor Anna!
Anna works alongside the Southern Universities Network (SUN) to help students recognise the routes of progression available to them, and to continue their journey in education!
We recently launched the new Careers Hub located in the College library so come and say hello to Carol and Anna!
Student wellbeing and support
At Andover College we understand that starting college in these uncertain times can be daunting and we aim to make this process as simple as possible.
We have a dedicated team that provide our students with any additional support they need including;
- Carer support
- Childcare support
- Confidential one-to-one services
We also have at the college Romeo our therapy dog! Romeo is part of the continued effort from Andover College to consistently improve on and add to wellbeing provision for students. Romeo is based on campus with his owner throughout term.
Research has shown that students are significantly less stressed and anxious, and even have increased happiness and energy, immediately following spending time in a drop-in session with a dog present.