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Applied Science BTEC National Extended Cert (EDEXCEL) ELL at Invictus Sixth Form

Course description

Why choose this course?

BTECs embody a fundamentally learner-centred approach to the curriculum, with a flexible, unit-based structure and knowledge applied in project-based assessments. They focus on the holistic development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able to succeed in employment and higher education.


Course content

Year 12

Unit 1 Examined unit covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics content.

Unit 2 Coursework unit covering practical skills in a laboratory including titrations, calorimetry and chromatography

Year 13

Unit 3 External assessment of practical skills developed over the year including evaluating practical methods, calculations and interpreting findings.

Unit 4 Coursework unit covering anatomy and physiology.

Entry requirements

Specific Entry Requirements for this course (in addition to at least 5 grades 5s inc Eng and Maths): B Grade at GCSE


Out of 360 points

Exam - 90

Coursework - 150

External assessment - 120


Future opportunities

With a track record built over 30 years of learner success, BTEC Level 3 Nationals are widely recognised by industry and higher education as the signature vocational qualification at Level 3, providing progression into the workplace either directly or via study at a higher level. Proof comes from YouGov research, which shows that 62% of large companies have recruited employees with BTEC qualifications. What’s more, well over 100,000 BTEC students apply to UK universities every year and their BTEC Level 3 Nationals are accepted by over 150 UK universities and higher education institutes for relevant degree programmes either on their own or in combination with A Levels.

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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: 12 October 2017
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