BTEC Applied Science is a general science course covering areas of all three sciences but has a stronger biological focus in the Diploma course. BTEC is more vocational in approach, and is ideal for students more adept at continuous assessment where a large part of the course is assessed using coursework.
What will I study?
There are two BTEC options:
- BTEC Applied Science Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to 1 A level )
- BTEC Applied Science Diploma (equivalent to 2 A levels )
Each course covers a variety of scientific modules including: the basics topics of science, practical techniques, laboratory skills, scientific investigations and analysing scientific data. Human physiology and genetic engineering are all covered in the larger, Diploma course.
We run a programme of enrichment activities including and talks from visiting academics and from universities on careers in science and related areas. In addition students will need to complete a period of suitable work experience outside of college.
Where might it lead?
The Level 3 BTEC National in Applied Science is recognised by a large number of universities.Most BTEC students go to study for degrees in areas such as science, bio-veterinary science, nursing and education. It can lead to careers in healthcare, medical sciences, community work, forensics and many other fields.