Level 3 BTEC Applied Science

What will be studied?

Over the two years you will study six core units and two specialised units to include aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
These include:
• Principles and Applications of Science Parts I and II
• Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
• Science Investigation Skills
• Laboratory Techniques and their Application
• Investigative Project
• Genetics and Genetic Engineering
• Forensic Evidence, Collection and Analysis
We will also build upon your skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT. There is a significant aspect of practical work to the course developing those skills gained at GCSE.

How will I be assessed?

This is a new specification that incorporates three methods of assessment. Throughout the two years three examined units and five internally assessed coursework units. Each piece of assessed work will be awarded a pass, merit or distinction grade and these grades are cumulative, resulting in a final grade at the end of the course. It is therefore essential students apply themselves to all tasks as they are continually being assessed.

What next?

This course is for students who are interested in following a career in science. Opportunities for further study exist in the form of the Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma or a full time degree in a related subject. Our students have gone on to study everything from Architecture to Midwifery as the skills gained during the course are valued by universities. In combination with other subjects, students could study the following subjects at university: Adult Nursing, Law, Sport Science, Pharmacy, Psychology, Health and Social Care, and Forensic Science.

Further Information:

If you need any further information about studying Applied
Science please contact:

Miss Gregory – cgregory@bluecoat.uk.com

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