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BTEC National Applied Science (Single) - Block B @ The Leigh Academy at LAT16 Leigh

Course description

Designed for learners who are interested in learning about the sector

alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in applied science.

To be taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels.




Course content

● Principles and Applications of Science

● Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

● Science Investigation Skills

● Topic 4: Able to select one from a range of 8 units




Entry requirements

5+ GCSEs A*-C (9-4)

Grade 4 in Mathematics

C in Double or Triple Science


Unit one is examined through a one and a half hour written exam. Unit 2 is assessed internally through practical assessments. All optional units are assessed internally through the completion of assignments. 

Future opportunities

This course will prepare you for an Undergraduate degree course at University.

Careers could include:

  • Microbiologist
  • Nature Conservation Officer
  • Research Scientist
  • Environmental Officer

Further information

Ian Booth, Director of Learning Science

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: 03 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years