BTEC Applied Science
This BTEC Level 3 qualification is taken over 2 years and is equivalent to 1 A-Level. This course provides students with a greater insight into how science is applied beyond the classroom setting and encourages deeper investigations within these sectors.
Trainee technicians within the chemical and life sciences industry
University courses (that accept UCAS points)
GCSE Combined Science 6-6 or GCSE Triple Science Grade 5 (all subjects)
Strongly advised - GCSE Maths Grade 5 or above. Students without this grade should take AS Core Maths.
Goes well with: Maths, Computer Science, Psychology, PE and Product Design
Unit 1 - Principles and Applications of Science I
This unit is designed to cover key scientific concepts from Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students will cover a range of content from Periodicity and Properties of Elements to Structure and Function of Cells and Tissues and Waves in Communication. The students will gain understanding and appreciation for applied core knowledge in a vocational setting.
Unit 2 – Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
This unit will introduce quantitative techniques which are common practice within the chemical and life science industry. The following practicals will take place across the unit: titrations, colorimetry, chromatography, calorimetry. In addition to this, students will learn how to present scientific findings.
Unit 3 - Science Investigation Skills
This unit will allow students to explore different scientific practicals across the disciplines and the importance of effective planning. Students will develop scientific writing skills including methods, hypotheses and evaluations. Unit 2 – Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques Unit 1 - Principles and Applications of Science I Unit 3 - Science Investigation Skills
Unit 4 - TBC
This unit will be based within one of the 3 core sciences (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)