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Forensic Science BTEC Level 3 at Sutton Community Academy

Course description

The interest in TV programmes such as CSI and Bones have lead to a rise in the popularity of Forensic Science. Our Forensic Science course is an applied science course so there is a lot of practical and hands on Science. We study the different methods of collecting evidence from our specially created Crime Scene rooms and how to analyse the evidence collected. Students also study anthropology, toxicology, blood testing and splatter analysis, ballistics, finger printing and hair/fibre testing. Alongside all the Forensics we also cover some Medical Science, Industrial Espionage and Photography.

Entry requirements

We require at least a merit at Level 2 BTEC or a C at GCSE. A grade C or better in English is also preferred.


Due to this being a B-Tec there is no exam to be taken. The awards are Pass, Merit and Distinction which compare to an E, C and A respectively at A level.

Future opportunities

Due to the level of hands on practical aspects of the course the skills are transferable. As well as studying Forensics at University students can use the UCAS points toward any degree subject.

Further information

This combines well with any other science subject but also IT, Business or any other subject that involves research.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sutton Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 28 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September