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					Studying Sciences
Carmel Sixth Form
Why study sciences?

It is science alone that can solve the problems of
hunger and poverty, of insanitation and
illiteracy, of superstition and deadening custom
and tradition, of vast resources running to waste,
or a rich country inhabited by starving people…
Who indeed could afford to ignore science
today? At every turn we have to seek its aid
…The future belongs to science and those who
make friends with science.
                                Jawarharlal Nehru, 1962
                            First Prime Minister of India
  Why study sciences?
The true men of action of our time, those who
transform the world, are not the politicians and
statesmen, but the scientists. Unfortunately,
poetry cannot celebrate them, because their deeds
are concerned with things, not persons, and are,
therefore, speechless. When I find myself in the
company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate
who has strayed by mistake into a drawing-room
full of dukes.
                                        WH Auden, 1963
                      The Dyer’s Hand, ‘Poet and the City’
    Why study sciences?
Sciences are very useful ‘general’ qualifications as they develop the skills of


                  Gathering evidence


                  Critical thinking.
 Why study sciences?
  An A to Z of Higher Education courses and careers for which ‘A’
  level sciences are especially useful (or essential):

Architecture                                    Nursing
Biological Sciences                             Ophthalmology
Chemical Engineering                            Physiotherapy
Dentistry                                       Quality Assurance
Electronics                                     Recycling
Forensic Science                                Technology
Genetics                                        Sports Studies
Horticulture                                    Toxicology
Immunology                                      Urban Forestry
Journalism                                      Veterinary Medicine
Knowledge                                       Water Management
Management                                      X-ray Technician
Laboratory Technician                           Yacht Design
Medicine                                        Zoology
Why study sciences at Carmel?
  Why study sciences at Carmel?

Proven track record

       pass rate at A2 in 2004, 2005,
           2006, 2007 and 2009
 Why study sciences at Carmel?

Experienced staff
 Why study sciences at Carmel?

Small groups
  Why study sciences at Carmel?

Excellent facilities
     The Courses
AS and A2 qualifications in
       Applied Science

OCR H021 / H421
Skills assessment: Internal practical tasks

OCR Specification A H034 / H434
Skills assessment: Internal practical tasks

OCR Specification A H158 / H558
Skills assessment: Internal practical tasks
   Applied Science

OCR H175/H375
Two-thirds portfolio assessment, one third
written exam.
          Applied Science

A new course coming on line in September 2010.
Aimed especially at those who are interested in a
more work-oriented approach to scientific study
and at those who wish to follow a science at ‘A’
level as a “companion” course for another subject.
              The Requirements
Minimum entry requirement for Biology, Chemistry and
Physics is two B grades for GCSE Science, or a B in the
relevant Separate Science GCSE. However, students with a B
(in Additional Science) and a C may be accepted. For
Applied Science, two C grades from GCSE Science and a C
from GCSE Maths are required. The most important
requirement, however, is a willingness to work hard.

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