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BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science at The Bishop's Stortford High School

Course description

Examination Board: EDEXCEL.

Applied Science provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate vocational sector and is broadly equivalent to two A-levels at grade A* to E.

It offers flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the specialist units ranging from forensics to medicine.The standard of the course is similar to studying A levels in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Maths.

What makes a good Applied Scientist?

Students will need to have good organisational skills and strong self-motivation. They will be able to work to deadlines and will be willing to review work and amend assignments as necessary. As assessment is continuous, students must have excellent attendance.

Course content

Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Certificate in Applied Science (Laboratory and Industrial,Medical or Forensic Science) consists of six core units plus seven other specialized units.

Areas of Study: Year 12.

Students will study the following core units:

* Fundamentals of Science.

* Working in the Science Industry.

* Scientific Investigation.

* Scientific Practical Techniques.

* Perceptions of Science.

* Application of Numbers for Science Technicians.

Students will also study one of the following in addition:

* Mathematics for Science Technicians.

* Statistics for Science Technicians.

Entry requirements

At least 4 C grades at GCSE, including Mathematics, English Language and Science.


Examinations: None.

Coursework: 100%.

Assessment of these units is continual and follows the grading criteria of pass, merit and distinction.

Future opportunities

The BTEC Nationals in Applied Science have been developed in the areas of laboratory and industrial science, forensic science, medical science, environmental science and biological, chemical and physical science to provide a route to employment in the science industry or within organisations that use science. It also provides a progression route to advance to a university degree in an appropriate discipline and/or a Level 4 NVQ qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bishop's Stortford High School directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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