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Applied Science Btec Level 3 at St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College)

Course description


Unit 1: Principles and Application of Science I – externally assessed

Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills – externally assessed

Unit 4: Laboratory Techniques and their Application

Unit 6: Investigative Project

Unit 8: Physiology of Human Body Systems


Unit 5: Principles and Application of Science – externally assessed

Unit 7: Contemporary Issues in Science – externally assessed

Unit 9: Human Regulation and Reproduction

Unit 12: Diseases and Infections

Unit 14: Applications of Organic Chemistry

Unit 19: Practical Chemical Analysis

Unit 21: Medical Physics Applications

Entry requirements

In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:
Grade C in Core Science, Grade C in Additional Science and Grade C in Maths OR
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Science with Merit and Grade C in Maths

Future opportunities

his qualification will enable you to progress to a wide range of degree courses including: Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Radiology, Dental Technology, Physiotherapy, Midwifery, Nursing and Sports Science. Alternatively, it can lead to direct employment in a science-related area, such as laboratory work.


PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to become a doctor, veterinary surgeon or dentist you will be required to complete an additional access/foundation course organised by the accepting medical school.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College) directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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    • St Francis Xavier College is the most accessible Catholic Sixth Form College in London, with underground travel taking approximately 15 minutes from Waterloo, London Bridge, Victoria or Morden.

      Travel to the College is possible by:

      Nearest station (two minutes walk to the College) is Clapham South on the Northern Line. Change at London Bridge for the Jubilee Line.

      50: Croydon - Stockwell
      155: Tooting - Elephant & Castle
      355: Mitcham - Brixton
      G1: Norbury - Clapham Junction
      249: Balham - Crystal Palace - Penge
      315: Balham - Tulse Hill

      National Rail/Overground:
      Nearest stations are Balham and Clapham High Street.