Applied Science BTEC National Level 3 Extended Certificate at Heysham High School Sports College
BTEC National Extended Certificate.
Students learn through application, and a range of assessment including examinations, coursework and a controlled assessment.
This is a vocational or work-related qualification, so students will have the opportunity to gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills.
The entire course covers the fundamentals of science and practical scientific techniques as well as specialist units.
Unit 1: Principles and Applications of applied science
This unit will be assessed through a 90-minute written exam worth 90 marks, which is set and marked by Pearson.
The paper is split into three sections, each worth 30 marks:
- Section A – Biology
- Section B – Chemistry
- Section C – Physics.
Unit 2: Practical Scientific procedure
Coursework Unit, Internally assessed
Unit 3: Scientific Investigative skills (120GLH) Controlled assessment Unit.
Practical task which is a pre-released task,. Students have a 3 week period to complete this in two parts.
Optional Unit: Students can choose from the below units - Coursework Unit
- Physiology of Human Body Systems
- Human Regulation and Reproduction
- Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways
- Genetics and Genetic Engineering
- Diseases and Infections
- Applications of Inorganic Chemistry
- Applications of Organic Chemistry
- Electrical Circuits and their Application
- Astronomy and Space Science
Students must achieve a grade C in English
Language and GCSE science or a Merit at BTEC Applied Science Level 2.
4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are external.
- Mandatory content (83%).
- External assessment (58%).
- Coursework (42%)
Folders and other stationery are needed to ensure work is organised. All texts which are studied for the course are provided. Access to the internet at home or at school is essential.
This course can provide a route to employment within the fields of science,
technology, engineering and maths. Applied sciences can offer a wide variety of careers, such as forensic scientist, drug researcher, medical physics technician, science technician and many more.
Miss E. Faucitt
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heysham High School Sports College directly.