Applied Science BTEC Level 3 at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr
From September 2013 we are hoping to be offering this course to year 12 pupils in Plasmawr. It is suitable for those pupils who are interested in continuing with their science education but who may feel that the traditional A levels courses are not suitable for them. It is a portfolio based course therefore there will be no external exam. The portfolios are externally moderated. It is on a par with the traditional A level science courses regarding UCAS points. The pupils become independent learners as they work through the units under teacher guidance. Many Universities now accept this qualification as part of admission to science degree courses. Examples are given below. They research topics, complete practical work and collect data all of which will contribute towards their portfolio. The course is varied and interesting, incorporating elements from the three science disciplines. For more information go to Edexcel’s website and search for ‘applied science’ BTEC level 3 courses.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr directly.