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Science - Applied (BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate) at Wath Comprehensive School: A Language College

Course description

This course is designed to provide you with a deeper insight into, and understanding of, a wide range of scientific concepts.  It will allow you to develop practical skills using specialist scientific equipment and to analyse results, draw conclusions from data and evaluate techniques.  It will increase your knowledge and understanding in many areas of science including all three scientific disciplines and of how science is employed in many careers.

You will learn through teacher-led activities, group work and independent study to complete assignments and prepare for the examination.

Course content

You will cover many areas of Science across all three disciplines.

In Biology you will cover various aspects of biochemistry including biological molecules and processes.  You will also look at cells and cell organelle structures and functions.

In Chemistry you will cover titrations and mole calculations.  You will learn about atomic structure and bonding.

In Physics you will cover waves, their different forms and their uses.  You will also learn about energy transfers including cooling curves.

Entry requirements

Minimum GCSE grade C in Additional Science.

Ideally GCSE grade 5 or above in Mathematics.


Assessment is by examination for Unit 1 and Controlled Assessment for Unit 3 of your qualification, along with two other units of assignments meeting different criteria.

Future opportunities

Completion of BTEC Level 3 Applied Science demonstrates that students have acquired a wide range of skills.  It shows that they have the ability to use scientific equipment, analyse data appropriately, research and analyse written information in a variety of forms and contexts.  As a result it is a good grounding for many higher education courses as these skills are transferable to other areas of study.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions advisor or look at the relevant parts of the Edexcel website:

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 July 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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