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Science - Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at The Holy Cross School

Course description

This BTEC Level 3 course is equivalent in size to one A Level and carries the equivalent UCAS points. The BTEC extended certificate covers 4 units over two years:

  • Principles and Applications of Science
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skill
  • One optional unit

The course covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the vocational sector.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 4:4 or above in Combined Science and GCSE Grade 4 or GCSE 4 Grade or above in at least two GCSE Sciences (GCSE Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

GCSE Grade 4 or above in Mathematics


The course consists of one exam (25% of the qualification), one externally assessed practical task (33% of the qualification), and 2 internally assessed coursework units (42% of the qualification).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Holy Cross School directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years