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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Plymstock School

Course description

Science is crucial in life and the world of work. Your knowledge of Science may be used in the future to understand and perhaps help solve problems with important worldwide issues such as diagnosing illness, drug preparation and environmental protection. Structured questions, written reports, presentations and Powerpoint presentations will assess and grade understanding of each task.

Course content

Unit 1 CORE: Scientific Principles (cell ultrastructure, atomic structure, energy transfers)

Unit 2 CORE: Science and the World of Work

Unit 3 CORE: Scientific Practical Techniques

Unit 18 Genetics & Genetic Engineering

Unit 11 Physiology of Human Body Systems

Unit 13 Biochemistry & Biomedical Techniques

Entry requirements

At least 5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent). Including either 2 Passes/1 Merit in BTEC L2 Science or 2 Cs at GCSE Science.

Future opportunities

A qualification in this subject can lead to careers in hospitals as a medical technician; working in a research laboratory or in the chemical industry; working with the forensic science service; working for a scientific magazine; nursing or social services.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Plymstock School directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years