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Applied Science - BTEC First Diploma (Level 2) at The John Roan School

Course description

The course requires students to cover 60 credits through studying a variety of units. The work is arranged around workplace scenarios to provide the content for the science teaching. There are 3 mandatory units. 1. Chemistry and Our Earth (5) 2. Energy and Our Universe (5) 3. Biology and Our Environment (5) Students then complete a variety of optional units, including The Living Body, Investigating a Crime Scene, Exploring Our Universe, Science in the World and Health Applications of Life Sciences. These are 5 examples of the 19 units of work available. The actual units studied will be decided after completion of the 3 mandatory units and will be based on student preference. Assessment All units of work have internally marked assignments. These could be presentations, extended pieces of work, photographic evidence etc. Each unit of work will be assessed at Pass, Merit or Distinction. Additional Information A pass overall is equivalent to 4 C grades at GCSE. A merit is equivalent to 4 B grades at GCSE. A distinction is equivalent to 4 A/A* grades at GCSE. A student who only achieves the equivalent of 30 credits will be awarded the equivalent of 2 GCSEs in science, whilst a student who only completes the mandatory units will be awarded the equivalent of 1 GCSE in science.

Entry requirements

Grade D/E at GCSE

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The John Roan School directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016
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