Applied Science BTEC Level 3 at Sandhurst School
This BTEC qualification gives students the opportunity to acquire technical and employability skills, knowledge and understanding which are transferable to both employment or further education. Students work through a series of units and build up a portfolio of evidence. They also sit an exam and complete set tasks. The course includes a mix of theory and practical work. Students can gain up to the equivalent of two GCE A Levels.
Students study two mandatory units covering the fundamentals of chemistry, physics, biology, practical techniques/principles and working in the scientific workplace. Students then study two optional units on practical techniques and diseases.
At least one grade 5 in GCSE science. Students who have followed a Level 2 BTEC in applied science in Key Stage 4 can also progress to this course if they have a Merit or Distinction grade, including at least a Level 2 Pass in the exam units. A standard pass 4 in GCSE mathematics is required a good pass at level 5 would be an advantage.
The mandatory units are assessed by a formal written exam and set tasks, which are marked by the exam board. For other units, teachers assess a portfolio of student’s work.
This course will open up a whole range of options for students including:
- Working in a hospital as a medical physics technician supporting the use of x -ray and scanning equipment
- Working with the forensic science service analysing crime scenes and evidence
- Working in a research role developing new drugs
- Working with animals
- Nursing and midwifery
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sandhurst School directly.