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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Foxford School and Community Arts College

Course description

A practical introduction to science at level 3, within which all three aspects of science are covered using a broad and investigative approach to learning, discovery and understanding.

This qualification will provide students with a broad understanding of vocationallyrelated sciences to support progress to higher education. It is suitable for studying alongside substantial academic science qualifications, such as A-level sciences or other Level 3 vocational qualifications. This qualification can also prepare students to take up employment in the applied science sector, either directly after achieving the qualification or via higher education.

This is an exciting opportunity to experience a broad and varied science qualification at level 3.

Course content

This course will be new development with a view to providing an alternative science level 3 qualification to run alongside our current A level options.

The Level 3 qualification in Applied Science will allow learners the opportunity to learn and understand the core principles and practical applications that underpin applied science. The qualification‟s synoptic focus will ensure that learning is coherent across all three sciences. The learner will undertake a programme of assessment designed to measure their knowledge and understanding of applied science as well as its practical application.

Entry requirements

5 x A*-C grades at GCSE


This course has significant weighting of Internally Assessed content, which is assessed by the class teacher, and consists of portfolio and controlled assessments The other part of the course is externally assessed by the exam board consisting of some controlled assessment/portfolio and external examinations.

Future opportunities

This qualification is supported by a range of universities, and taken alongside other qualifications it can fulfil the entry requirements for a number of science-related higher education courses, including biomedical, forensic and sports science, as well as nursing. In addition, the qualification is eligible for UCAS points.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Foxford School and Community Arts College directly.

Last updated date: 16 January 2017
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