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BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Science at Rednock School

Course description

The aim of this course is to provide a broad scientific knowledge for students interested in continuing their science education and possibly looking for careers in science related industry. This course is suitable for students who enjoy a wide variety of learning styles.

As it is portfolio based, there is the opportunity to make use of your strengths and look for support on your weaknesses. You will especially enjoy the course if you like the challenge of independent research, supported by directed classroom activities such as practical work, lectures and group work.

Course outline:

The Edexcel Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in BTEC Science is a 60-credit and 360 guided learning hour (GLH) qualification that consists of 3 mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 60 credits.

Year 1 – Mandatory Units

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Scientific Practical Techniques

Year 2 – Optional Units

  • Using Science in the Workplace
  • Perceptions of Science
  • Scientific investigation

Guided learning hours will be a combination of timetabled class time and independent study. Each module is assessed using a portfolio of work produced by the individual student. The contents of the portfolio will vary with each module, but may include essays, presentations, work sheets, practical write-ups, graphs, poster work and research. Work must be the students’ own and any resources used much be referenced correctly at the end of each piece.

Entry requirements

To join the course you will need a minimum of high grade C’s at GCSE Science (Core
and Additional), two C’s or above in Triple Science or a Pass in BTEC Principles of
BTEC Science and BTEC Applications of Science. Other routes may be considered, but the course will require literacy and numeracy skills.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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