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BTEC Applied Science (Forensics) at The Bishop of Winchester Academy

Course description

BTEC Applied Science is an exciting practical based subject suitable for students who have an interest in the applications of Science or are taking A Levels that use scientific principles.  Students will develop a broad range of scientific skills with the course introducing them to forensic and medical procedures. This course is suited to students who are well organised, self motivated and enjoy practical work.

Course content

Students will learn through practical work; seminars; discussion; independent research; self and peer assessment; presentations; display work; independent investigations and outdoor learning linked to a field trip.

Entry requirements

Students must mee the standard 6th Form entry requirements. 5 grades A*- C at GCSE including English and Maths.  Students will need to have achieved at least a GCSE grade C in Biology or Double Science.


This qualification is assessed entirely by assignments and assessed practicals, there are no exams on this course.

Each unit studied consists of 60 hours of study and students will typically undertake 3 – 4 assignments per unit. Students will complete 12 assignments over the year.

Future opportunities

The range of courses and work opportunities involving Forensics is vast including; Medical, Dental and Veterinary Science in technical roles, Physiotherapy; Pharmacy; Optometry; Nursing; Marine Biology or Forensic Science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bishop of Winchester Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 June 2015

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