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Applied Science (Forensic) BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at NewVIc

Course description

Do you like discovering the answer to things? This course aims to provide practical and theoretical experience in the field of science, develop laboratory skills and your knowledge or forensic techniques and criminal psychology

Course content

The full course consists of units including:

  • practical laboratory techniques
  • mathematical methods
  • forensic analysis
  • perceptions of Science
  • Criminology and Criminal Psychology

On the course you will:

  • carry out practical laboratory experiments
  • analyse results of measurements – research and report on Forensic Science techniques
  • discuss social implications of scientific developments
  • debate the origins of criminal behaviour

Entry requirements

Five or more A*-C grades at GCSE, including English Language (grade 9-5).


You will be assessed by practical work and a collection of evidence from your portfolio.

Future opportunities

This course combines well with other A-level Science courses, in particular Chemistry, Biology and Psychology. This subject will enhance your application for a course at university in Forensic Science or Criminology

Further information

The one-year Certificate is equivalent to an AS-level. The two-year Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to an A-level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.