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BTEC Applied Science Subsidiary Diploma at Wootton Upper School and Arts College

Course description

What is the course about?

  • Experiencing science in an industrial context
  • Improving laboratory practical techniques
  • Providing opportunity for scientific investigation

Students will study compulsory modules such as:

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Practical Techniques

In addition, by selecting from a range of optional modules students can choose to specialise, leading to any of the above named qualifications.

Entry requirements

To start the BTEC Level 3 Applied Science course, students need to achieve at least a grade C in GCSE Additional Science or a grade C in one or more of Biology, Physics or Chemistry. Alternatively students should achieve a Pass in BTEC Applied Science Level 2 with at least one assignment graded as a Merit and teacher recommendation of suitability for Level 3.

Future opportunities

The BTEC Applied Science Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to one GCE A Level. It provides a sound basis for progression to a range of Higher Education courses, eg Biomedical Science, Forensic Science, Nursing, Sports Science and many other science based courses. It aims to support standards demanded by scientific employment sectors by adopting a vocational, skills based approach.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wootton Upper School and Arts College directly.

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

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    • Wootton Sixth Form students study a wide variety of courses. These lead towards traditional and applied A-levels or Vocational Qualifications such as BTECs. Wootton College has been recognised for its friendliness as well as its high standards at all levels: the prospectus is designed to introduce you to the College, the people here, and the activities that happen within it.