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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science at Fulford School

Course description

This is an ideal course for students keen on a career in practical science
and who wish to find employment in areas such as medical laboratory
work, forensic science, quality control, biotechnology, industrial chemistry
and food science. This course also provides a broad scientific literacy that
will also prove invaluable in a range of contexts.

Course content

Students develop skills in a wide range of practical techniques in fields
such as biochemistry, microbiology, analytical chemistry and industrial
chemistry. Assignments are presented in a context that is relevant to the
real world of working science, and students also work on units dealing
with issues such as the use of ICT and perceptions of science.
Students are continuously assessed through coursework assignments
and their laboratory records of techniques and skills learnt. Although
there are some internal written tests, there are no external written
exams. Coursework assignments are internally marked by tutors and
moderated by an external verifier.

Entry requirements

- A desire to find out about how Scientific theory underpins our
understanding of the natural world
- An interest in how contemporary Science has an impact on our
everyday lives
- An ability to carry out practical investigations to research scientific
- The ability to think logically and an inquisitive mindset
- 2 Science GCSEs at grade C or BTEC at Merit level

Future opportunities

Students are very well prepared for work with one of the many local
or national science employers. Many of these employers provide the
opportunity to gain a higher qualification, such as a foundation degree,
whilst working. The Diploma is also accepted by universities for admission
to science-based degree courses. Many students will progress into higher

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Fulford School directly.

Last updated date: 21 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years