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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Southfield School for Girls Specialist Sports and Science College

Course description

This qualification is aimed at students who wish to progress to higher education and/or pursue a career in the applied science sector.

Studying this qualification will enable learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of scientific principles, as well as those scientific practical skills recognised by higher education institutions and employers to be most important. The qualification also offers learners an opportunity to develop transferable skills such as problem-solving, research and communication as part of their applied learning.

This qualification is supported by a range of universities, and taken alongside other qualifications it can fulfil the entry requirements for a number of science-related higher education courses, including biomedical, forensic and sports science, as well as nursing. In addition, the qualification is eligible for UCAS points.

Course content

Learners will cover topics such as:

  • scientific principles associated with biology, chemistry and physics
  • experimental and practical techniques associated with applied science
  • the roles and skills of scientists, and the public and media perception of science
  • how the human body works
  • scientific investigations.

This qualification provides learners with a choice of three optional units (Unit 6a Microbiology, Unit 6b Medical physics and Unit 6c Organic chemist.

Entry requirements

Students should have 5 GCSE’s at grade C / Level 4 or above including Science, Maths and English.


Applied Science is assessed by both written exams which assess your understanding of the scientific concepts you have learnt as well as written coursework based around practical investigations you will complete in class.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Southfield School for Girls Specialist Sports and Science College directly.

Last updated date: 23 December 2016
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