Applied Science (BTEC Single Award) at Shelley College
Why study Applied Science?
The aim of our entry criteria policy is to ensure students are taking courses they are well suited to and are able to make progress in. We seek to provide courses well matched to the needs of our students, helping them to follow their chosen progression pathway.
Due to changes in the curriculum set-up for GCSE, AS and A Level which are currently taking place, we have reviewed our entry criteria from 2018/19 onwards and will continue to review this annually until all curriculum changes are effective.
We have also decided that for the 2018/19 entry students, those with a 4 at English or Maths GCSE will be offered the opportunity to resit that subject in order to achieve a Level 5.
Our main College entry requirements are as follows;
A minimum of five 4-9 grades at GCSE, including English and Maths (at least to Level 4) from five different subject areas.
Purely vocational pathway require a minimum of four 4-9 grades at GCSE, including English and Maths (at least to Level 4) from four different subject areas.
A BTEC qualification may be counted as equivalent to two GCSE passes if students choose to follow a vocational pathway (i.e, OCR Cambridge National in Sport).
There will be three pathways which students can follow based on an average grade produced from their seven best GCSE results. The calculation being used for this van be seen overleaf.
Programme of study
Average grade of 7 or higher
3 or 4 A Levels
Average grade of 5 to 6.9
3 A Levels or a mixed A Level and Vocational pathway
Average grade of less than 5
Mixed (A Level and Vocational) or Vocational pathway
The method for calculating your average grade and additional subject requirements are within our full entry criteria document which can be found on the Sixth Form section of our website:
Level 3 Certificate (1 Year)
External exam on taught material (Key Concepts in Science) worth 33.3%
Internally assessed coursework portfolio (Applied Experimental Techniques) worth 33.3%
External exam on pre-release material (Science in the Modern World) worth 33.3%
Level 3 Extended Certificate (2 Year)
External exam on taught material (Key Concepts in Science) worth 16.6%
Internally assessed coursework portfolio (Applied Experimental Techniques) worth 16.6%
External exam on pre-release material (Science in the Modern World) worth 16.6%
External exam on taught material (The Human Body) worth 16.6%
Internally assessed coursework portfolio (Investigating Science) worth 16.6%
Internally assessed coursework portfolio (Optional Module; Microbiology, Medical Physics or Organic Chemistry) 16.6%
Possible career routes include:
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.