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Applied Science BTEC National Extended Diploma at Hatch End High School

Course description

The BTEC qualification is designed to provide students with a broad Scientific education within a vocational (work related) scenario. This qualification gives students the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment and/or further education. Students who pick BTEC level 3 Science will complete a series of assignments to compile a folder of evidence over this two year course.

Course content

The extended diploma is equivalent in size to three A Levels. It includes 13 units of which 7 are mandatory and 4 are external. Optional units will be decided upon by the Science Department.

Mandatory Units include:

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

Optional Univ examples are:

  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Diseases and Infections
  • Electrical Circuits and their Applications
  • Biomedical Science
  • Astronomy and Space Science
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering

How will I be taught?

Theory supported by a large element of controlled assessment, project work and external exams. Pupils will be expected to work independently. Work Experience is key to the BTEC qualifications, ensuring links to industry are made for students’ future prospects.


Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A*-C/9-4 to include Maths, English Language & Science at Grade 4+


External examinable units and internal assessment in the form of coursework based on PASS, MERIT and DISTINCTION criteria.

Future opportunities

University, apprenticeships or full-time employment. As the modules cover a diverse range of skills this course can lead to career opportunities within a wide variety of science fields including research, biomedical sciences and pharmacology.

Further information

What equipment will I need?

Standard stationery and writing materials, plus Flash memory (USB Drive).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hatch End High School directly.

Last updated date: 31 October 2017
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