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BTEC Applied Science at Bath Community Academy

Course description

You will learn about science theory through developing your practical and research skills. You will become a scientist and will build up portfolios of evidence for assessment. Course Overview

Year 1

Unit 1: Fundamentals Of Science. Finding out about the science behind cell biology, periodic table, energy conversion through research and practical work. 
Unit 2: Working in the Science Industry. A chance to explore what happens in a science workplace, such as communication, lab design, safety procedures and security. 
Unit 4: Scientific Practical Techniques. You will be trained to following practical procedures and use a range of specialised science equipment.

Year 2

Unit   5: Perceptions of science. 
Unit 11: Physiology of human body systems. 
Unit 13: Biochemistry and biochemical techniques. 
Unit 15: Microbiological techniques. 
Unit 18: Genetics and genetic engineering.


Entry requirements

C grades in science GCSE or BTEC level 2 merit. Maths and English to C grade.

Future opportunities

Foundation/BA/BSc degrees in applied science/vocational science courses. The UCAS points are widely accepted by non Russell group universities. There is a natural progression to practical science jobs such as lab technician.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 April 2015

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