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Applied Science BTEC at Springwood High School

Course description

This course builds upon all three of the science focussing on broadening your understanding and application of science.

Course content

You will look into the main principles of Chemistry, study the structure and function of cells in Biology and work with waves in the Physics part of the course. In the second year you wil carry out a series of investigations as well as studying one science topic in more depth. This course is equivalent to 1 A-level.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five A* - C grades at GCSE including Maths and English. Students will also require a grade C in Science.


There will be a combination of internally assessed practical assignments (42%), and externally assessed examined units (58%) sat in June each year.

Future opportunities

The requirements of the qualification are such that students will develop transferable skills which are valued by both higher education and employers. An ever increasing number of degree related courses are available to extend your operation and understanding of science. Students could go straight into employment as they will develop both analytical and processing skills valued by many, both inside and outside the Science industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Springwood High School directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years