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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Guru Nanak Sikh Voluntary Aided Secondary School

Course description

The BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science is a practical, work related course. Students learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

Course content

The Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science consists of six core units:

Unit 1: Fundamentals of Science
Unit 2: Working in the Science Industry
Unit 3: Scientific Investigation
Unit 4: Scientific Practical Techniques
Unit 5: Perceptions of Science
Unit 6: Using Mathematical Tools in Science

In addition all students must complete seven specialist units:

Mathematical Calculations for Science
Physiology of Human Body Systems
Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction
Genetics and Genetic Engineering
Chemical Laboratory and Techniques
Chemical Periodicity and its Applications
Industrial Applications of Organic Chemistry

The Extended Diploma in Applied Science requires a further 6 specialist units to be completed, these are subject to change on a year to year basis.

Entry requirements

C grade in GCSE Core Science and B grade in GCSE
Additional Science


Each unit is assessed internally using a number of strategies including investigations, practical work, testing and assignments.

Each unit will be given a Pass, Merit or Distinction Grade.

Pass - to achieve the criterion for the pass grade, the learner must demonstrate knowledge of the underlying concepts and carry out simple calculations.

Merit - the merit learner must show an appreciation of underlying principles of written and practical work. They will carry out calculations with a greater degree of accuracy and correctly interpret primary or secondary data.

Distinction - the distinction criteria require the learner to show considerable understanding of the underlying concepts, being able to apply them and use an evaluative approach to their work. They should be able to carry out more complex calculations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Guru Nanak Sikh Voluntary Aided Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 27 April 2017

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