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Science Applied (LEVEL 3 BTEC NATIONAL SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA) at Queensbury Academy

Course description

Exam Board:  BTEC/Edexcel

Course Summary

This course is suitable for anyone who is planning to enter work directly or wishes to proceed to Higher Education.  After completing the course, students can pursue careers in areas such as hospital laboratory work, food science, scientific research, and health-related professions.

This two year course is a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to 1 A* - E grade at A –Level.

The teaching for the course will involve a mixture of lecturing, practical work, personal research, group research, discussion, and visits to local businesses.   The course consists of an even mix of biology, chemistry, and physics topics.





Course content

Course Structure

Six core units which provide a general understanding of the main areas of chemistry physics and biology and help you to develop a range of practical skills through experimental work.

Units to be studied

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Scientific Practical Techniques
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Energy Changes Sources and Applications
  • Chemical Laboratory Techniques

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Students must have achieved CC at GCSE Science or a Merit in Level 2 Applied Science


Assessment Arrangements

The course is 100% internally assessed, through a combination of practical and written coursework.

Financial information

None - assuming that student has attended lessons, and met all departmental and course requirements

Future opportunities

Gives students access to appropriate level 3 courses

Further information

Careers note:

Students wishing to consider A Level Science courses must take additional or triple science.



How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queensbury Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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