BTEC Applied Science
BTEC Applied Science is a general science course covering areas of all three sciences. BTEC is more vocational in approach, and is ideal for students more adept at continuous assessment. Students are assessed on coursework and examinations.
What will I study?
BTEC Applied Science is equivalent to one A level. The course covers a variety of scientific modules including: the basics topics of science, practical techniques, laboratory skills, scientific investigations and analysing scientific data.
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 BTEC Applied Science course 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.