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BTEC Level 2 Award in Principles of Applied Science at St John Rigby College

Course description

The BTEC Level 2 Award in Applied

Science covers the Key Stage 4

Programme of Study for Science,

so the content is similar to that which

you would have studied at school

during year 10 and 11.

This qualification is equivalent to one

GCSE, in which you study an equal

amount of biology, chemistry and

physics. There is ample opportunity

within this course to explore the

practical aspects of science, through

guided laboratory work and develop

your scientific skills.

+ Principles of Science (External)

+ Chemistry and Our Earth

+ Energy and Our Universe

+ Biology and Our Environment

Entry requirements

To study a Level 2 programme you will have achieved a minimum of three grade 3s in your GCSEs, in addition to a grade 3 in English Language (please refer to the Entry Requirements section page 24 for further details)


You will be assessed through internally assessed written assignments, presentations and practical work which are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. Twenty-five per cent of the qualification is externally assessed via a 60 minute examination.

Future opportunities

This course is suitable for those still requiring a Level 2 Science qualification for progression to certain Level 3 and 4 courses in their future education. This qualification provides evidence of a satisfactory underpinning science knowledge for progression to specific courses with a science qualification entry requirement.

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: 05 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: SC-L2
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