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Applied Science at John Mason School

Course description

This is a new specification for BTEC Applied Science introduced in September 2016 and is aligned to the new UCAS tariff. The course is graded from P (pass) to D* (distinction *) and the tariff points will range from 8 - 28. The course is divided into 4 units , three are compulsory and the fourth is an optional unit chosen by the college.

Course content

The focus of this course is to understand science through the development of practical skills and therefore there is a strong emphasis on practical experimentation. However, there will also be theory sessions and an expectation to further knowledge by inde pendent research .


Unit 1 is assessed externally by a written paper of short - answer questions; unit 3 will be assessed externally by a practical exam and write - up. Units 2 and 8 will be assessed internally by written assignments as well as practical skills assessments.

Future opportunities

In conjunction with other A level qualifications you could progress to higher education courses in the biomedical sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, forensic science and biology. Leading to career opportunities in biomedical research, sports science and environmental management etc

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Mason School directly.

Last updated date: 02 November 2017
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