Applied Science


Applied Science

btec Level 3 single

Course Description

This A-Level equivalent course focuses on the application of science in the world of work.

Alongside developing your core knowledge of biology, physics and chemistry, you will also study and complete units in laboratory techniques, scientific principles, and human physiology.

If you enjoy the practical side of science, this is the course for you.

The course includes an investigative project on Science Skills that will develop skills including how to plan investigations, collecting, analysing, and presenting data and communicating results. 

Pearson BTEC 

Two years

  • 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

The course will allow the combination of taking Health and Social Care, Applied Human Biology, Criminology, Sociology.

  • Industry visits
  • Work experience

Progression to higher education, employment, self-employment or training.

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

Internal assessment (58%). External assessment (42%). 

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