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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 at Clapton Girls' Academy

Course description

This two year course uses a combination of assessment styles to give students confidence that they can apply their knowledge to succeed in the workplace and have the study skills to continue learning on higher education courses and throughout their career. The range of vocational assessments, both practical and written, means students can showcase learning and achievement to best effect. This award is equivalent to 3 A-levels.

The course also has a strong trip element with numerous opportunities to visit specialists from the scientific industry.

Course content

The course consists of 13 units that are continually assessed through presentations, assignments, practical work and examinations. These are: principles & applications of science I & II; practical scientific procedures & techniques; science investigation skills; laboratory techniques & their application; investigative project; contemporary issues in science; microbiology & microbiological techniques; genetics & genetic engineering; diseases & infection; forensic evidence collection & analysis; mathematical techniques for science. Students will complete a period of work experience.

Entry requirements

Minimum C grade in GCSE English, GCSE Maths and GCSE Science.

Future opportunities

The BTEC course is highly respected by many universities and is a fantastic choice for students considering careers in science such as nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, biochemistry, forensics or more traditional science subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clapton Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years