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Science (Applied) BTEC at King's Oak 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 content

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.


100% coursework marked and moderated by examiners.

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.


Nursing; animal care; science technician; sports sciences; food safety; radiography assistant; forensic scientist.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King's Oak Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2015

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