Science Applied BTEC National Extended Certificate Level 3 at Herne Bay High School
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The course is designed for students that wish to study science in a vocational setting rather than traditional A levels. The course consists of 4 units, 3 that are mandatory and one that is optional. Two of the mandatory units are assessed externally whilst the other mandatory and optional unit are assessed internally.
The mandatory units are Principles and Applications of Science1, Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques and Science Investigation Skills.
The optional unit could range from physiology of human systems, inorganic or organic chemistry to astronomy and space science.
Normally 5 GCSE grades 9-4/A*-C including English, Maths and Single Science (Minimum Grade 5) or Combined Science (minimum 5-5)
Unit One Principles and Applications of Science 1
In this unit you will cover key principles of Biology, Chemistry and Physics extending on your knowledge from Key stage 5 and look at how Scientists use these principles in everyday scientific situations.
External exam which can be taken in Jan or May
Unit Two Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
In this unit you will be introduced to quantitative laboratory techniques, calibration , chromatography , calorimetry and laboratory safety which are relevant to chemical and life science industries
The unit is assessed by completing four assignments.
Four internally assessed assignments in year 1
Unit Three Science Investigation Skills
In this unit you will cover the skills needed in planning a scientific investigation: how to record, interpret, draw conclusions and evaluate
This is a supervised assessment set over 2 weeks where pupils participate in a practical and use the data in an assessment set by the exam board
Unit Four Optional Unit
This is an optional unit which will be decided upon with consultation with the student to match their needs. It will either have a biology, chemistry or physics theme. This unit is internally assessed through assignment work. Some units that are available are Physiology of Human Body Systems, Biological Molecules and Metabolic pathways, Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Diseases and Infections, Astronomy and Space Science, Applications of Inorganic Chemistry.
Four internally assessed assignments in Year 2
To continue studies into Year 13 students will need to achieve the required threshold in the end of year assessments along with Head of Department approval.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herne Bay High School directly.