Enabling students to understand and analyse contemporary issues in science and technology

Science in Society as part of the AQA Bacc

Science in Society (AS) is now on the list of AS awards which are an acceptable element of the AQA Baccalaureate from Summer 2011.

Science in Society and the AQA Baccalaureate

AQA Bacc

The AQA Baccalaureate qualification requires:

  • Three A-levels in any subjects
  • A ‘broadening’ AS level chosen from: Science in Society, General Studies, Critical Thinking, World Development or Citizenship
  • An Extended Project (EPQ) which aims to help students to:
    • mature into critical, reflective and independent learners
    • develop and apply decision-making and problem-solving skills
    • increase planning, research, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills
    • apply new technologies confidently
    • demonstrate creativity, initiative and enterprise
  • In addition, there is a minimum of 100 hours of ‘Enrichment Activity’. Students gain experience in two or three of the core enrichment areas of:
    • work-related learning
    • community participation
    • personal development

Ofqual has accredited Science in Society alongside General Studies, Citizenship, and Critical Thinking for the broadening AS level.

AQA information

For more information see AQA Bacc.

Note that Science in Society was accredited as a ‘broadening’ subject in November 2010. Some information on the AQA web site may still be out of date but Science in Society is definitely available for award from June 2011.