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Applied Science Btec National Extended Certificate Level 3 at WALSALL ACADEMY

Course description

The Science courses offered at Walsall Academy are designed to provide academic and vocational experiences. They will prepare students for their choice of career in both the world of work and Higher Education.

We expect all students to demonstrate a high level of motivation and have the capacity for hard work. Sixth Form work is demanding and students are expected to take increased responsibility for their own learning through supported self-study courses. Excellent attendance is vital if students are to benefit from the courses.


Course content

There are opportunities to become a STEM ambassador. We have many visiting speakers including ex-students advising on apprenticeship opportunities. University led careers workshops are provided each year. Session 3 top up is offered for all students. Career focussed work placements are available on a regular basis or in a two week block.

Unit 1 – Principles and Applications of Science (externally examined)

Unit 2 – Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

Unit 3 – Science Investigation Skills

Unit 8 – Physiology of Human Body Systems

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs (grades A*-C) or equivalent

Grade 4 in GCSE English and Mathematics

Grade C in GCSE Science

Future opportunities

Past students have left the course to follow these career paths:-

Electronic Engineering, Forensic Science, Pharmacy, Mechanical Engineering,  Armed Forces, Environmental Chemistry, Nursing, Biomedical Science and Computing


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact WALSALL ACADEMY directly.

Last updated date: 19 December 2016
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