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Applied Science-BTEC Diploma at Sheffield Park Academy

Course description

BTEC Business offers students a broad and varied approach to multiple disciplines within business. You will dfevelop important skills which can be used within the business world, but which are equally transferable to any employment pathway you choose. You will study various aspects of markting and finance. including personal finance. In the diploma, you can manage an event and develop greater understanding of international businesses. The qualification is mainly coursework based with only one exam, meaning it allows students to be assessed in a variety of ways to ensure they reach their desired grades. 

Course content

What is included?

  • Fundamentals Of Science
  • Different Cells
  • Atomic Structure
  • Quantitative Chemistry
  • Energy Transfer Processes
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Laboratory Design
  • Management and storage of information in a lab
  • Biomedical Science Techniques
  • Scientific Practical Techniques
  • Practical Chemistry
  • Forensic Science
  • Genetics & Genetic Engineering

Entry requirements

5  GCSE's including 2 in Science at grade 4 (Core and Additional) and English & Maths at grade 4/5


The new BTEC national will assess you in three ways:

Assignments—You will complete a series of tasks set in a work-related scenario and produce a portfolio of evidence.

Tasks - In controlled conditions, you will complete a practical task tackling an everyday challenge

Written Exam - You will draw on essential information to create written answers to practical questions in test conditions.

Future opportunities

Possible Careers:

  • Education
  • NHS: X-ray technician
  • Biomedical
  • Science Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Chemical industry: testing materials
  • Forensic Science

Possible Degrees:

  • Pharmacology
  • Radiology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry / Analytical Chemistry
  • Forensic Science
  • Biotechnology

This course is worth between 32-112 UCAS points

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years