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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Bilborough College

Course description

Equivalent to 1 A-Level, this course will suit you if you are prepared to develop good practical skills by getting involved in lessons. You also need to be organised and able to listen carefully to advice. Most importantly, you should have a genuine interest in science as it requires a high degree of self-motivation.

Course content

The full qualification is 4 units.  You will study 2 in each year.

Year 1:

Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science - External exam

Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques - Internally set and marked assignment

Year 2:

Unit 3: Scientific Investigation skills - Externally set and marked practical investigation

The remaining unit will be chosen from a range of topics, depending on the strengths of the group. It will be assessed as an internally set and marked assignment.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths, English language and Double Science.

This qualification cannot be taken alongside any other Level 3 Science course.

Future opportunities


Students who successfully complete this course can study for degrees in a range of careers, depending on their other subjects.

Educational Visits

Students on the Extended Certificate Applied Science course have visited Nottingham University for a talk on eco homes as well as local pharmaceutical firm Juniper.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bilborough College directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

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