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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 at Central Foundation Girls' School

Course description

BTEC Applied Science focuses on a wide range of vocational science skills through carrying out practical work to learn key theoretical concepts in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The vocational aspect of the course enables students to develop links between theoretical science and science within the workplace.

Course content

Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science
Students study science concepts, including: animal and plant cells; tissues; atomic structure and bonding; chemical and physical properties of substances related to their uses; waves and their application in communications.

Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
Students are introduced to standard advanced level laboratory equipment and techniques, including titration, colorimetery, chromatography, and calibration procedures as well as laboratory safety and calculating the concentration of solutions.

Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills
As well as drawing on knowledge and techniques from Units 1 and 2, students develop these skills in the context of additional taught content areas, including enzymes, diffusion and energy, all of which are underpinned by important scientific concepts.

Unit 4: Internally Assessed Optional Module
The content of this optional module is yet to be decided and could range from The Human Body, Organic Chemistry or even Space and Astronomy.

Entry requirements

5 good GCSEs with 4 in En and Ma PLUS


Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science I – Written Exam set externally
Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques – Assignment set and marked internally
Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills – Task set and marked externally Optional module – Assignment set and marked internally

Future opportunities

This qualification leads to a wide range of degrees available after BTEC level 3 for example, Biomedical Science, Sports Therapy and Engineering. In addition to this other options including Nursing, being a Science Technician and Science Journalism which can be achieved through apprenticeships

Further information

The BTEC applied science path best suited to a student with a learning style involving long term projects and coursework. The course requires good time management skills. Resent statistics show that students with a combination of BTEC and A-level are equally as likely to gain acceptance to university as ALevel only students and many of the top universities accept BTEC only student onto their courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Central Foundation Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 02 February 2017
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