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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 at Haslingden High School, Specialist Arts, Maths and Computing College

Course description

This subject is a work related learning course that mirrors working in science based industries or organisations. It develops scientific vocational skills where learners simulate or work towards employment as a working scientist/technician. Learner assignments are written with a work based scenario, for example, as lead geneticist for a biological research lab you are responsible for producing documentation which will inform other staff about procedures they will need to carry out.

Course content

- Unit 1: Principles and applications of science
- Unit 2: Practical scientific procedures and techniques
- Unit 3: Scientific investigation skills
- Unit 11: Genetics and genetic engineering

Entry requirements

Distinction at BTEC level 2 Applied Science or grade CC or better at GCSE Sciences


This course is assessed through coursework assignments and examinations.

Future opportunities

A student who has studied this subject can progress to college or university to study science related programmes, for example, applied sciences, beauty therapy sciences, sports and exercise sciences, zoology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haslingden High School, Specialist Arts, Maths and Computing College directly.

Last updated date: 07 February 2017
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