Applied Science (Physiology) BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Durham Sixth Form Centre
Do you enjoy learning science in a practical way? Do you want to build up a science portfolio to complement other studies? This is a more vocational work-related qualification which aims to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment.
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Physiology is the equivalent of one A-level. A strong foundation is laid in all aspects of science in the first year then there is a focus on physiology in the second year. If you would like to develop your scientific expertise by building up a portfolio of evidence and thrive on the practical application of knowledge, then this course is for you.
- Principles and application of science (general science examination)
- Practical scientific procedures and techniques (practical based assignments)
- Scientific investigation skills (practical based unit with examination component)
- Physiology and human body systems (coursework)
This course is aimed at students who have normally achieved 2 grades C or above in GCSE Science, Additional Science or Applied Science, or students who have a BTEC Level 2 qualifications in Applied Science.
The department has strong links with the NHS, and the science departments of Durham, Teesside and Newcastle Universites, making use of their facilities and expertise when relevant.Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to engage with a range of guest speakers from industry and academia. The practical knowledge you acquire in this course and the ability to analyse data will be extremely useful, if you want to go on to study a degree for example in academic sciences, teaching, nursing, midwifery and social science.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Durham Sixth Form Centre directly.