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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 at Wallingford School

Course description

This is a course that will suit a wide variety of students. It is designed to offer an option for students who enjoy Science in its entirety and don’t want to narrow their option, however it is also designed to sit alongside – and compliment - Science based A-levels. It is a great course to take as a route into more vocational Science careers from Adult Nursing and Midwifery to Sport Science.

Course content

This course covers not only a variety of different scientific topics from Biology, Chemistry and Physics, but also looks in detail at Science in the workplace and is rooted in the application of Science in different job roles from the police to the world of sport. Also the optional fourth unit means we can be flexible in choosing the unit that is of most interest to the pupils on the course.

Entry requirements

For entry into 6th form students need to achieve five grade Cs or 4s, including English and Maths, at GCSE.


There are 4 units that make up this BTEC qualification:

Unit 1: Principals and applications of Science - written exam
Unit 2: Practical scientific procedures and techniques - coursework assignment internally marked
Unit 3: Science investigation skills - coursework task marked by the exam board
Unit 4:Optional

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 December 2017

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