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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 at Swale Sixth Form

Course description

Summary of skills students gain by studying this subject

The BTEC level 3 extended certificate in applied science provides students with a fundamental understanding of key scientific concepts in biology, chemistry and physics.  The course will enhance the students' understanding from GCSE and develop their knowledge to a higher level. 

The course provides a variety of assessment methods, including a written examination on scientific theory (Unit 1), a written examination based on scientific practical work and investiation skills (Unit 3) and coursework style assessments (Unit 2 and Unit 10).  Through the different styles of assessment pupils will develop a range of skills and will be required to independently take responsibility for their own development.

Course content

Course Specification

Unit 1 - Principles and Applications of Science 1

Unit 2 - Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

Unit 3 - Science Investigation Skills 

Unit 10 - Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways

 

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Students need to achieve at least 5 Grade 4+ GCSE grades including English, as well as a grade 6 in GCSE science, plus a grade 5 in mathematics.

Assessment

Assessment

Unit 1 - Principles and Applications of Science 1 -

Written examination on scientific theory - Weighting 90

Unit 2 - Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques -

4 Written coursework assignments - Weighting 90

Unit 3 - Science Investigation Skills -

Written examination following practical component - Weighting 120

Unit 10 - Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways - 

3 Written coursework assignments  - Weighting 60

Future opportunities

Progression and career opportunities

Pupils will be able to study an array of scientific degree courses at university and have gained both practical skills and academic understanding that will aid them in undertaking apprenticeships or employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Swale Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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