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Applied Science (Forensic Science) BTEC Level 3 National Certificate at Heworth Grange Comprehensive School

Course description

This certificate in Applied Science is a one A-level equivalent course, designed to provide a specialist workrelated qualification in applied Science.

The qualification provides the knowledge and understanding required to enter employment in science, or to continue in a science related qualification at higher education.


Course content

Over the two year course pupils will complete units in the core concepts of Biology, Chemistry and Physics that underpin applied science. They will also study and become confident in the application of a number of practical techniques used extensively in the applied Sciences. Students will also be able to apply mathematical relationships to these techniques.

The majority of the qualification will be carried out in school, however there will also be the opportunity to gain experience in the workplace and in higher education establishments in the region, including a visit to the Centre for Life labs to conduct CPR techniques.

Entry requirements

Grade C Science related subject


The qualification will be assessed by both internal assignments and external exams, with a weighting of 50 percent each.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heworth Grange Comprehensive School directly.

Last updated date: 22 July 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September