Level 3 Science at Ark St Alban's Academy
Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
The BTEC Applied Science qualifications are designed to provide specialist work related programmes of study that cover the key knowledge and practical skills required in the science sector. They provide an excellent route to employment in the science industry or within organisations which make use of science. The course aims to teach you scientific principles and how to work in a laboratory situation with both chemicals and live organisms. This is a practically based course with the underpinning scientific theory being taught at an academic level.
What will I learn?
You will study a wide variety of scientific areas including analytical techniques, rates of reaction, model changes using IT and breeding and monitoring genetic changes in live organisms.
Over the 2 years students will take 6 mandatory units worth 55 credits and a further 8 optional units worth 125 credits to make the qualification worth the equivalent of 3 A levels.
Mandatory units are:
Unit 1: Fundamentals of science
Unit 2: Working in the science industry
Unit 3: Scientific investigations
Unit 4: Scientific practical techniques
Unit 5: Perceptions of science
Unit 6: Using mathematical tools in science
5 A*-C GCSE grades including English and Maths
GCSE in Science at grade C or a BTEC extended certificate to at least merit level
The BTEC national is 100% coursework. To complete each unit, students’ work is assessed along the way, pulling together skills, knowledge and understanding.
Further Study: Science BTEC National qualification can lead to degree or higher degree qualifications in a whole range of Science related courses.
Careers: Employment in chemical and biological industries, veterinary and medical sectors, as well as nursing and childcare.
How to apply
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