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Applied Science BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate at Chace Community School

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science is equivalent in size to one A Level.  It is comprised of four units:


1.    Principles and Applications of Science (assessed through external examination).

2.    Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques (internally assessed).

3.    Science Investigation Skills (assessed through external examination).

4.    Optional Unit (internally assessed). 

Course content

In the BTEC Applied Science Certificate you will study Physics, Chemistry and Biology.  These three disciplines will be studied through:

•       Practical investigations

•       Projects

•       Exams

•       Set tasks

•       Research

•       Case studies

•       Analytical tasks 

Entry requirements

In order to gain a place on any BTEC Level 3 course you are expected to have a minimum of 4 A*-C grades at GCSE including English or Maths.  To study a mixture of A Level and vocational courses you are expected to have a minimum of 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths. 

Future opportunities

Biochemistry; Forensic Science; Chemical industry; Environmental Studies;

Human Biology; Biotechnology; Pharmacology; Occupational Therapy;

Nursing; Midwifery; Teaching; Laboratory Technician 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chace Community School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years