Applied Science BTEC Extended Certificate (single option) Level 3 (Option Block E) at The North School
This qualification will provide learners with a broad understanding of vocationally-related sciences to support progress to higher education. It is suitable for studying alongside substantial academic science qualifications, such as A-level sciences or other Level 3 vocational qualifications. This qualification can also prepare learners to take up employment in the applied science sector, either directly after achieving the qualification or via higher education.
Studying this qualification will enable learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of scientific principles, as well as those scientific practical skills recognised by higher education institutions and employers to be most important. The qualification
also offers learners an opportunity to develop transferable skills such as problem-solving, research and communication as part of their applied learning.
Learners will cover topics such as:
Scientific principles associated with the application of biology, chemistry and physics Experimental and practical techniques associated with applied science
The roles and skills of scientists, and the public and media perception of science
At least 5 A*-C/9-4 grades at GCSE (or equivalent) including English and Science.
Principles and Applications of Science – exam
Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques – assignment
Science Investigation Skills – practical examination
Physiology of Human Body Systems - assignment
There are no costs associated with this course
This qualification is supported by a range of universities, and taken alongside other qualifications it can fulfil the entry requirements for a number of science-related higher education courses, including biomedical, forensic and sports science, as well as nursing. In addition, the qualification is eligible for UCAS points
For further information regarding course contents and entry requirements, please contact Mr N Smith.
How to apply
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