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Applied Science (BTEC Extended Certificate) at Trinity School

Course description

This is a two year BTEC Course in Applied Science comprising of two internally assessed units, one externally assessed task and an externally marked exam. This course is worth the equivalent of one ‘A’ level.

Course content

Year 1 includes work from all three science disciplines.

Year 2 specialises a little more in Biology and practical skills.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s ( grade C and above) to include English, Maths and Science


Year 1 assessment (Year 12):

Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques (internally assessed unit made up of several assignments)

Principles and Applications of Science (taught content towards an externally 1.5 hr marked exam in June.

Year 2 assessment (Year 13):

Physiology of Human Body Systems (internally assessed unit made up of several assignments)

Science Investigation Skills A task set and marked by Pearson and completed under supervised conditions.

The supervised assessment will be arranged over a number of sessions in a three-week period timetabled by Pearson.

Part A: Investigation to gather data, taken during first two weeks.

Part B: Written task partly based on data from Part A, taken during third week.

The supervised assessment sessions are a maximum of 3 hours for Part A and 1 ½ hours for Part B.

Written submission and marked by Pearson’s

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity School directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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