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 mandatory units (3 of which are externally assessed) and 2 optional units over 2 years.

The 6 mandatory units are;

• Principles and applications of science I (externally assessed)
• Practical scientific procedures and techniques
• Science investigation skills (externally assessed)
• Laboratory techniques and their application
• Principles and applications of science II (externally assessed),
• Investigative project.


Key Facts:

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    Examination Board

    Edexcel

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    Duration

    Two years

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    Minimum entry requirements:

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

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    Possible combinations:

    With other AS/A levels in Mathematics or Humanities subjects

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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 and external assessment.
    Achievement will be based on Pass, Merit and Distinction.


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