Science

About the course

What is it? What do you do?

This is a BTEC qualification in Applied Science. You will study six different units across year 12 and 13, covering the following topics: the fundamentals of Science, working in the Science industry, scientific practical techniques, the physiology of human body systems, the physiology of human regulation and reproduction, and medical physics techniques.

This qualification is completely assignment-based and requires a lot of dedication to ensure that all assignments are completed to a high standard. It is a fascinating course which allows an in-depth coverage of important scientific topics and issues, which will help to prepare you for studying some science courses at university.

What can I do with this subject when I leave school?

By opting to complete the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science, you will gain a deeper understanding of the key issues our planet is facing today and you will be equipped with the skills of research, analysis and evaluation. These are highly desirable abilities in any field of employment- not just Science.

Popular career routes for students who have studied this course have included forensic science, nursing, child care and sports science but there are a whole range of exciting and lucrative employment opportunities open to those who have studied Science.

Famous Science graduates include the Head of MI6 ( Sir John Sawers), Brian May, Rowan Atkinson and Ashton Kutcher.

Assessment Summary

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Entry requirements

Grade C or above in Mathematics and English at GCSE.

Level 2 Pass or above in Principles of Science and Applications of Science BTEC AND/ OR Grade C or above in Science and Additional Science GCSE.

I am grateful to all of my teachers for all of their support throughout the year, and having faith in me, and keeping me going when I was doubting myself.

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