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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Extended Certificate at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Technology College

Course description

In Year 12 students will study modules 1 and 2, and in Year 13 they will study modules 3 and 4.

Module 1: Principles and Applications of Science 1

Module 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

Module 3: Science Investigation Skills

Module 4: Option Unit, Content to be confirmed

Assessment

Certificate in Applied Science (1 Year)

- Module 1 – Principles and Application of Science 1 – Externally Assessed Exam (50%)
- Module 2 – Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques – Internally assessed assignment (50%)

Extended Certificate in Applied Science (2 Years)


- Module 1 – Principles and Applications of Science 1 – Externally Assessed Exam (25%)
- Module 2 – Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques – Internally assessed assignment (25%)
- Module 3 – Science Investigation Skills – Externally Assessed assignment (33%)
- Module 4 – To be confirmed – Internally Assessed assignment (17%)

Students will be required to undertake a wide range of practical work. This is to support your learning of the conceptual theory, to improve your practical skills in preparation for university and to improve your understanding of measurement and other practical skills. This will be assessed through internally and externally assessed assignments

In the examination based module, students will be expected to make judgements and reach conclusions by evaluation scientific information and making connections between different scientific concepts, procedures and processes.

Future opportunities

Are you interested in pursuing a career as a science technician or gaining a degree in Science? If so, this course is suitable for you. The course is designed for those who have a lively and enquiring mind and have an enthusiasm for new ideas and concepts. It covers a wide range of topics across Biology, Chemistry and Physics and will allow you to acquire a high level of practical laboratory skills from which the theory is then drawn.

As you progress on the course you will find that your knowledge and understanding of Science is enhanced and that you gain confidence in your own abilities through the practical aspects of the course. If you are considering future employment in a related field or progression to higher education then you will find that how you communicate and work within a team are extremely important skills to acquire. There is also a keen emphasis placed on independent work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Francis of Assisi Catholic Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 20 March 2017
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