The aim of the Applied Science course is to allow you to develop your interest in and enthusiasm for Biology and Chemistry. Students on the course will be able to appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society. You will work through practical exercises and the study of past key experiments, to develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works.The BTEC structure has now changed and requires students to complete a mixture of internally assessed assignments and externally assessed examinations.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 including maths, English and 2x Science.
Desired G-Score 5.0.
Applied Science is a versatile subject that develops many important skills which are valued and recognised by both potential employers and universities. Links are made between the theory covered and real situations. There are a range of apprenticeships within the science field that are promoted.
We have students that have secured placements with local care homes and St John’s Ambulance to help support their application to university.
Components of Course
Module 1: Principle & Application of Science
Module 2: Practical Scientific Techniques
To complete the award, we will be selecting from the Optional units. Two optional modules are needed for the Diploma. The optional modules have to come from specific groups. It is highly likely we will be offering the specific Biomedical Pathway with modules such as these:
Module 3: Scientific Investigation Skills
Module 4: Laboratory Techniques and their Application in Industry
Module 5: Principle & Application of Science 2
Module 6: Vocational Research Project
Module 8: Physiology of Human Body Systems
Module 9: Human Regulation and Reproduction
Module 10: Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways
Module 11: Genetics and Genetic Engineering
Module 12: Diseases and Infections
A range of assessments will take place including examinations and the completion of coursework in the form of set assignments.