Applied Science BTEC Level 3

Applied Science BTEC Level 3

Applied Science BTEC Level 3

Course outline:

If you enjoy the practical side of science, this is the course for you. This two A-Level equivalent course focuses on the application of science in the world of work. More and more employers are looking for well-qualified young people to work in the fields of science, technology and engineering. the applied sciences offer a wide variety of careers. Your BTEC will sharpen your skills for employment or further study. You will be assessed through portfolio work and external assessments.

Course structure:

You will need to successfully complete 6 units per year for 2 years.

Year One Units;

• Fundamentals of Science
• Working in the Science Industry
• Scientific Practical Techniques
• Perceptions of Science
• Using Mathematical Tools in Science
• Using Statistics in Science
• Physiology of Human Body Systems

Year Two units;

• Genetics and Genetic Engineering
• Chemical Laboratory Techniques
• Diseases and Infections
• Medical Physics Techniques
• Astronomy
• Scientific Investigations (project}

Key Facts:

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    Examination Board


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    Two years

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    Minimum entry requirements:

    Five GCSEs at Grades 4 – 9, including at least 4 in Science or
    Mathematics and English at GCSE Grade 4

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    Possible combinations:

    With other A-Levels in Mathematics or Humanities subjects and Level 3 Biology

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    Enrichment opportunities:

    • Industry visits
    • Work experience

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    Skills developed:

    • Practical laboratory skills
    • Report writing
    • Time management
    • Independent research
    • Working in a group or team
    • Oral communication
    • Presentation skills
    • Appreciation of the world of work
    • Information technology skills

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    Likely next step opportunities:

    • Higher Education for degree courses in science-related subjects, engineering and the manufacturing industry
    • Careers in commerce, Civil Service, pharmaceuticals, energy industry, science and development and computing

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    Assessment summary:

    Assessment is by portfolio.
    Achievement will be based on Pass, Merit and Distinction.

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