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Applied Science Btec Level 3 at Beaufort Co-operative Academy

Course description

 Applied Science BTEC Certificate — Level 3 Content: BTEC Level 3 Applied Science is part of a new suite of BTEC specifications that have been developed to carry forward and enhance the vocational emphasis from the BTEC Level 2 courses. The course has been designed in conjunction with the BTEC First Applied Science Qualification. The content of the course represents how all three major science disciplines are employed in real situations and therefore the students will be required to apply their knowledge to a range of different organisations that use science. Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science Students are required to sit a 90 minute written exam which is worth 90 marks. The exam is split into three equal sections (Biology, Chemistry and Physics). The exam will include a range of question types including multiple choice, calculation, short answer and open response. Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and techniques The aim of this unit is to enable learners to use a range of practical techniques used in science such as the analysis of substances, the separation of substances and the use of instruments/sensors. The variety of techniques in the content allows the unit to be tailored to reflect the focus of different areas of study, e.g. forensic science, biology, chemistry, physics, electronics and environmental science

Entry requirements

You have at least GCSE grade CC in Core and Additional Science and at least a C in Mathematics before starting the course. Applied Science is a demanding course and students without these grades will find the work very challenging.


The method of assessing is changing. The unit Principles and Applications of Science 1 will be an exam and is marked externally, whereas the practical unit remains internally assessed as assignments. BTEC Level 3 Applied Science is a very demanding course. Students will need to be fully committed to the course as 60% of the assessments are achieved through coursework . To be successful students will need to carry out extensive background reading an

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beaufort Co-operative Academy directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September