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Applied Science

Qualification - BTEC Level 3

Exam Board - Pearson

 

WHY CHOOSE APPLIED SCIENCE?

Considering a career in forensic science, sport science or nursing? Applied Science will provide you with an opportunity to concentrate on the vocational aspects of all of the sciences. Applied science is a fascinating course which covers topics such as microbiology, organic chemistry and the musculoskeletal system whilst investigating science and developing your analytical skills. This course is the equivalent to two A Levels. Applied science is eligible for UCAS points and so can help you move onto both higher education and higher level apprenticeships.

 

COURSE INFORMATION

In Applied Science you will look at the scientific principles associated with biology, chemistry and physics. You will develop your experimental and practical techniques associated with applied science and will gain an understanding of the roles and skills of scientists whilst looking at the public and media perception of science.

As a learner you will continue to build on your prior knowledge of the human body, looking at this in greater depth. Students will study the following mandatory units:

• Key concepts in science

• Applied experimental techniques

• Science in the modern world

• The human body

• Investigating science

 

HOW WILL YOU BE ASSESSED?

COMPONENT 1 – COURSEWORK

In additional Coursework is internally assessed and then sent off for moderation by an external assessor

CONTRIBUTION TO FINAL GRADE: 50%

COMPONENT 2 - WRITTEN EXAMS

• KEY CONCEPTS IN SCIENCE: 1 hour 30 minutes - Develop knowledge and understanding of key concepts in science and how they are applied in the medical, healthcare, food, environmental, chemical, pharmaceutical, material and automotive industries.

• SCIENCE IN THE MODERN WORLD: 1 hour 30 minutes (pre-released materials). - Develop analytical, evaluative and critical thinking skills.

• THE HUMAN BODY: 1 hour 30 minutes. - Develop knowledge and understanding of human anatomy and physiology.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

A MINIMUM OF FIVE GRADES 4 – 9 AT GCSE, INCLUDING ENGLISH AND MATHS. IN ADDITION A MINIMUM OF A GRADE 4 IN GCSE SCIENCE.