BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science

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Course programme:
BTEC
Area of study:
Science
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Course Requirements: 

At least a grade 5 in two of physics,chemistry or biology or a 5-5 in combined science and a grade 5 in maths and a 5 in English.

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Why study this course?

This course will allow you to experience the full breadth of the world of science, helping you to identify areas of interest and your potential future specialisms. If you are interested in all three sciences and wish to deepen your understanding beyond GCSE, then applied science is for you.

What will I study?

You will study a wide range of topics from biology, chemistry and physics. You will study topics such as the periodicity and properties of elements, the structure and functions of cells and tissues and waves in communication. You will cover the stages involved and the skills needed in planning a scientific investigation.

How is this course assessed?

There are two examinations (including a practical element) and two units of coursework.

What can I study with this course?

Applied science combines well with all subjects. Alongside BTEC Sport, it is in an excellent route into sports science related careers. The research, analysis and evaluation skills that you develop studying this subject, means it is an excellent choice alongside all subjects.

Where does this qualification lead?

Applied science not only opens doors to science related courses and careers but into caring professions such as nursing. Many students have gone onto study science, sports science and nutrition degrees after studying this course.

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