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Applied Science (BTEC Single Award) at Shelley College

Course description

Why study Applied Science?

Firstly, because you like and enjoy Science. You can also combine Applied Science with arts or humanities subjects.
Another attractive feature is that it combines Biology, Chemistry and Physics in one qualification and provides an entry point to vocational Science careers.
 
If you enjoy researching information for yourself and organising it into a really good piece of coursework; if you are well organised and good at meeting deadlines; and if you want to do Biology, Chemistry and Physics but not as separate qualification; then Applied Science may well be a good choice for you.

Entry requirements

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;

Entry Requirements

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.

Pathway

Average Grade

Programme of study

1

Average grade of 7 or higher

3 or 4 A Levels

2

Average grade of 5 to 6.9

3 A Levels or a mixed A Level and Vocational pathway

3

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:

http://home.shelleycollege.org/sixth-form/how-to-apply 

Assessment

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%

Future opportunities

Career and future study opportunities:
Applied science can help you into a wide variety of careers that could be medical, scientific or sports based.

Possible career routes include:

Radiography

Biomedical sciences

Nursing

Business studies

Sports Science

Law

Occupational therapy

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.

Last updated date: 13 October 2017
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