BTEC Applied Science
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.
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.
Principles and Applications of Science – Exam Paper – 25% of marks
Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques – Coursework – 25% of marks
Science Investigation Skills – Practical Investigation with Exam – 33% of marks
Human Regulation and Reproduction – Coursework – 17% of marks
Extended Certificate – equivalent to one full Science A level – completion of four BTEC units
Principles and Applications of Science
Cells, atomic structure and waves
Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
Lab techniques (practical)
Science Investigation Skills
Skills needed in planning scientific investigations and drawing conclusions.
Human Regulation and Reproduction
Homeostasis, nervous system, hormones
For all new students joining us in September, review your GCSE Science notes on cells from Biology, the periodic table and bonding from Chemistry and waves from Physics.
Dr C Tweed
Head of Department