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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Coulsdon Sixth Form College

Course description

This course aims to develop an appreciation of the competencies, skills and knowledge required for higher education and employment in Science-based careers. It is designed to give you a detailed understanding of medical science and the application of science to real situations in the workplace.    

Course content

Students will study a range of units on the BTEC programme covering all of the core sciences and specialising in the medical application of each discipline. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to complete practical investigations and experiments, as well as develop their research and independent study skills.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to do BTEC Level 3 courses, need to have (or expect to achieve) at least four GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accepted on a BTEC Level 3 Programme.

Students must also gain the additional GCSE grade:

  • Grade 5 in Science


The course is assessed via exam (50%) and coursework (50%).

The exam board for this course is Pearson EDEXCEL.

Future opportunities

This qualification will provide students with the opportunity to specialise in Medical Science and specific areas within this, such as Human Physiology and Medical Science techniques in various fields. Students could progress on to medically related degree courses such as Biomedical Sciences, Genetics and Radiography or careers in laboratory-based industries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coulsdon Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2017
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