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Science BTEC Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma at NewVIc

Course description

If you enjoy Science at school and would like to explore this subject further, you will enjoy this course. You will look at applications of Chemistry, Physical Sciences, Anatomy and Physiology.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • Chemistry and applications of chemical substances  
  • Biology and health applications of Science
  • Physics and Cosmology

On the course you will:

  • carry out measurements, observations and calculations in the laboratory
  • carry out Forensic Science investigations
  • complete a one week work experience placement

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a broad GCSE or equivalent programme, with two A*-D grades in relevant subjects, including Science and either English Language or Mathematics (grade 9-5), plus a good school reference.

Students currently studying BTEC Science at school will be following the first part of this course.


You will be assessed by internally set and marked coursework and two external exams.

Financial information

You will be required to complete a disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form confirming that you have no criminal convictions that prevent you from working with children or vulnerable adults. It will be administered by the college at the start of the course. The cost is £20 (non-refundable).

Future opportunities

Students normally progress to the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Medical Science (Applied Science). This may lead to higher education and careers in a variety of Science-based areas. In exceptional cases, students can progress to an A-level programme.

Further information

Students on a Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma will also be studying towards Maths and/or English Level 2 qualifications if they have a grade 4 or below at GCSE. Students with Grade 5 and above in both Maths and English will undertake the Higher Project Qualification alongside their vocational qualification.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.