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Applied Science at The Marsh Academy

Course description

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Science is
intended as an Applied General qualification for post-16 learners who want to
continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress
to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the applied
science sector. The qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level and aims
to give a coherent introduction to study of the applied science sector.

Course content

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with
academics to ensure that it supports progression to higher education.
Employers and professional bodies have also been involved and consulted to
confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice
for learners planning to enter employment directly in the applied science
sector. Learners will study three mandatory units:
• • Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science
• • Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
• • Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills.
• Learners choose one optional unit which has been designed to support
choices in progression to applied science courses in higher education.
Optional units include:
• • Unit 8: Physiology of Human Body Systems
• • Unit 10: Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways
• • Unit 13: Applications of Inorganic Chemistry
• • Unit 15: Electrical Circuits and their Application.

Entry requirements

Minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE science and English.


Mandatory units to be achieved: 3
Optional units to be achieved: 1 (minimum)
Total units to be achieved: 4 (minimum)

Further information

This qualification is supported by a range of universities, and taken alongside
other qualifications it can fulfil the entry requirements for a number of
science-related higher education courses, including biomedical, forensic and
sports science, as well as nursing. In addition, the qualification is eligible for
UCAS points. This qualification can also open options in environmental health,
engineering, researcher, technician and many more.

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: 13 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September