Exam Board

Edexcel

Head of Department

Rob Harris

Entry Requirements

4 or more grades 4-9.

Additional entry requirement: Grade 4+ in either Maths, Chemistry or Physics

Assessment Breakdown

Coursework = 54%, Examination = 46%


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Applied Science (L3)

(Equivalent to 2 A Levels)

This qualification consists of eight units, and combines theory with the practical skills required for a career in the scientific sector. Assessment is through examinations, written coursework and laboratory work. You will also carry out your own independent investigative project. The course covers a mix of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, building upon GCSE topics to give you a firm grounding in all aspects of science. Particular emphasis is placed on the topics of forensic science, genetics and chemical analysis. Grade 4 in Science is required.

What skills will I develop?

You will develop your understanding of core science concepts and techniques in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

You will learn how science is used in a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, law and healthcare.

You will develop your ability to use a wide range of laboratory equipment skilfully and safely to carry out a range of scientific investigations.

You will develop your ability to record, present and analyse your findings according to international scientific standards.

What topics will I study?

BTEC Diploma

  • Unit 1: Principles and application of science I
  • Unit 2: Practical scientific procedures and techniques
  • Unit 3: Science investigation skills
  • Unit 4: Laboratory techniques and their application
  • Unit 5: Principles and application of science II
  • Unit 6: Investigative project
  • Unit 12: Diseases and infections
  • Unit 23: Forensic Evidence, Collection and Analysis

Where does the course lead?

Career opportunities include scientific and technical posts in laboratories and industry, and progression to a wide variety of degree courses. Past students have gone on to study Biosciences, Forensic Science, Engineering, Nursing, Law and Criminology. 

 

Exam Board

Edexcel

Head of Department

Rob Harris

Entry Requirements

4 or more grades 4-9.

Additional entry requirement: Grade 4+ in either Maths, Chemistry or Physics

Assessment Breakdown

Coursework = 54%, Examination = 46%


APPLY NOW SEPTEMBER 2022
APPLY NOW SEPTEMBER 2023