Applied Science (BTEC) at Minsthorpe Community College, A Specialist Science College
This course is designed for learners who are interested in learning about the sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in applied science. Students will have the opportunity to carry out practical procedures to a high degree of accuracy, communicate there findings and develop a broad understanding of Science.
Students study 4 units:
- Principles and applications of science
- Practical scientific procedures and techniques
- Science investigation skills
- one option unit.
Min 4 in a GCSE Combined Science + 4 other Grade 9-4 GCSEs (must include a 4 in English and Maths)
75% of the course is assignment based centered around practical skills and key scientific understanding. 25% of the course is examined. Students must achieve at least a pass on all aspects to achieve a qualification on the course.
Students often use BTEC applied Science to complement A-level Biology or BTEC sport. Many of our students then go on to courses such as Sports Science and Forensic Science. Others are successful in applying for apprenticeships.
Students are expected to develop their scientific practical skills to a high degree of accuracy which should be reflected in their scientific reports. Assignments will have clear deadlines which must be met in line with exam board requirements. Students are expected to attend support sessions if they are under performing.
How to apply
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