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Applied Science at St Mary's Catholic High School

Course description

A New Course For A New Generation Of Scientists

ABOUT THE COURSE

Key features of the BTEC National in Applied Science

The BTEC Nationals in Applied Science have been developed in the science sector to focus on:

• flexibility of pathway to suit learners’ needs,

• giving learners the opportunity to acquire technical and employability skills,

• developing the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners to meet the needs of the science sector,

• providing opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and

attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

HOW THE COURSE IS ASSESSED AND TAUGHT

Core units are:

Fundamentals of science

Working in the Science Industry

Scientific Practical Techniques

Optional units are:

Physiology of Human Body Systems

Genetics and Genetic Engineering

Chemical Laboratory Techniques

WHAT IT PREPARES YOU FOR

A good qualification in BTEC science will prepare you for the majority of science based jobs (e.g. Health sector

jobs and laboratory work). It will also provide a route to many science degrees at university.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above.  Must include Maths or English at Grade C or above.

Assessment

Assessment is via coursework.

Financial information

St. Mary’s Sixth Form has a bursary scheme that supports students, who meet eligibility criteria, with the cost of attending college.

The bursary scheme is made up of 2 parts - a payment of £1,200 to a small group of the most vulnerable and a discretionary fund for schools to distribute. The most vulnerable are classified as:

• young people in care;

• care leavers;          

• young people in receipt of Income Support;

• disabled young people in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

The discretionary element can be accessed via an application form and students should contact the Sixth Form office for further details. The College will consider every request for financial assistance and will endeavour to target the fund to help those students in greatest need

Future opportunities

A good qualification in BTEC science will prepare you for the majority of science based jobs (e.g. Health sector jobs and laboratory work). It will also provide a route to many science degrees at university.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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