Level 3 - Applied Science

  • Exam Board: Edexcel BTEC
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Specific Entry Requirements: 2 GCSE Sciences grade 9-4.

The Applied Science course is a vocational course designed for students wishing to continue their education through applied learning. Students will study the principles and application of science across Biology, Chemistry and Physics. They will also learn a variety of practical scientific techniques and investigation skills which are essential for planning and carrying out scientific enquiries.

The course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to make science the focus of their higher education or employment choices.

You will benefit from the following resources and facilities:

  • experienced specialist teachers in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, with industrial experience in the applied science sector.
  • dedicated, well-equipped scientific laboratories.
  • departmental computer suite with Sixth Form study area.
  • a variety of general and specific reference material, both physical and electronic.

Assessment procedures for the course are not yet finalised, but are likely to involve a combination of portfolio work, external examination and written assessment. Teaching and learning will include theory, practical work and independent research.

The course will suit students intending to pursue a career in science. Students successful in this course may progress to higher education and ultimately to employment within the scientific sector. In addition, employers and professional bodies have been involved in the design of the course to ensure that it is appropriate for students wishing to enter employment directly.

Please note, complete course details are not yet finalised. When details are released from the exam board we will provide more information.