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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 at Alderman White School and Language College

Course description

The BTEC Applied Science course offers a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects within vocational science. The course covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in a scientific vocational setting.

Course content

The course is aimed at students who achieved at least a merit grade in L2 BTEC Science or a good grade at GCSE. This course is designed for students who have an interest in Science but would rather work in practical areas rather than the theoretical ones.

You will be taught by two teachers who have taught the course before and also teach other Y12 courses. Over the two years you will develop many skills such as working to deadlines; analysing data; interpreting data; making conclusions and evaluating different procedures.


Year 12 – Assessment is 100% course work. You will produce a portfolio of evidence made up of assignments from the 1st three units listed above. This will lead to a BTEC L3 Certificate in applied science for students who do not continue into year 13. Year 13 – Assessment is 100% course work. You will produce a portfolio of evidence made up of assignments from the 2nd three units listed above. Together with your year 12 work this will lead to a BTEC L3 Subsidiary diploma in applied science

Future opportunities

You can go on to find employment in a vocational scientific work place or move onto a relevant course in Higher education. BTEC Science can be used in many career options such as: forensics; laboratory technicians; nursing and technicians within the NHS.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alderman White School and Language College directly.

Last updated date: 08 July 2015

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