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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 at Dixons Allerton Academy

Course description

The new BTEC course introduced by Pearson is an exciting blend of coursework, practical work and one A level standard exam. Within working towards the three different aspects of the course scholars will learn exciting topics such as Waves and the particle nature of light, the Bohr model and cell biology. The course is specifically designed for learners who are interested in learning about the sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in applied science.

Course content

Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science I (Examined unit/External)

Chemistry

  • A1 Structure and bonding in applications in science
  • A2 Production and uses of substances in relation to properties

Biology

  •  B1 Cell structure and function
  •  B2 Cell specialisation
  •  B3 Tissue structure and function

Physics

  • C1 Working with waves
  • C2 Waves in communication •
  • C3 Use of electromagnetic waves in communication

Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques (Assignment/Internal)

Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills (Practical Task/External)

Optional Unit: (Assignment/Internally)

This will be decided on at the end of the 1st year

Entry requirements

Core and Additional C grade, Maths and English grade 5

Assessment

Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science I

  •  Written examination set and marked by Pearson
  •  1.5 hours
  •  90 marks
  •  Jan and May/June

Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

  • Assignment Brief
  •  Internally marked.
  • Standard Verification carried out by edexcel

Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills

  • A task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions. 
  • The supervised assessment is arranged over two sessions in a three-week period timetabled by Pearson.
  • The supervised assessment sessions are 3 hours for Part A and 1.5 hours for Part B.  Practical i
  • Investigation and written submission
  • 60 marks
  • Dec/Jan and May/June

Optional Unit

  • Assignment Brief 
  • Internally marked. 
  • Standard Verification carried out by Edexcel

Future opportunities

Careers and Opportunities for Further Study

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business 
  • Consultancy 
  • Teaching 
  • Agriculture 
  • Ecology 
  • Forensics
  • Civil Service 
  • Scientific Research 
  • Foundation Science leading on to Bachelor degrees

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dixons Allerton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2017
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