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Applied Science - Level 3 BTEC at St Gregory the Great Catholic School

Course description

In year 12 you will study for a National Certificate in Applied Science comprising three compulsory units over the year. If you pass this and continue into Year 13, you will study three additional optional units to gain a Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science. Currently, BTEC credits can be converted into UCAS points for university applications. The Certificate is equivalent to one AS Level and the Subsidiary Diploma equivalent to one A Level.
In the first year, you will study a broad range of units that cover work-related or vocational science topics, including analytical techniques and theory in chemistry, microscopy, and laboratory design. The course has a high proportion of technical and practical science that is backed up with relevant theory in all sciences.

Entry requirements

A minimum of six A*-C GCSE passes plus a grade C or above in Additional or Core Science at GCSE or Level 2 BTEC Science. Students will also need a minimum of a D in Maths GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Gregory the Great Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years