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Level 3 BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Science at Brinsworth Academy

Course description

A blend of theory and practical application.

Course content

The course includes compulsory modules linked to real-life science applications. Each science (biology, chemistry and physics) is covered and units based on practical scientific procedures and techniques as well as investigation skills make up the majority of the course.

Throughout the course there are ample opportunities for students to carry out practical tasks and develop their competence when working in the laboratory.

Entry requirements

Students are required to have grades C in Core and Additional Science. In addition a 4+ grade is required in English and maths.


Students are internally assessed throughout Years 12 and 13; this is through a combination of written coursework and practical tasks. Each unit studied has at least 4 assignment tasks and each must be completed to set deadline dates. Practical tasks are assessed during lessons and through practical report writing.

Future opportunities

Students who complete the Level 3 BTEC can continue onto vocational Science courses at HE Colleges and further education institutions. Some students may go straight into science based work.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact a member of the sixth form team or the Science department.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years