Applied Science


Course Duration: 2 years Course Level: BTEC Level 3
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Why study Applied Science?

  • I enjoy finding out about science and want to gain the skills to work in a scientific job
  • I want a course which prepares me for working in a laboratory in industry, pharmaceuticals or an NHS environment
  • I enjoy practical work and can link theory to support me in this.

 What does the course consist of?

  • Year 1: Principles and applications of science, a theory based unit with a final exam in June.

> Practical scientific procedures and techniques that consists of a portfolio of practical work internally assessed by assignments.

  •  Year 2: Science investigation skills with an assessed practical.

> Optional unit.

 How is this course assessed?

  • A combination of exam, portfolio and laboratory work.

What might this course lead on to?

  • The demand for students with an Applied Science qualification is very high in both industry and higher education. Around 90% of students choose to study subjects such as Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Physics, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Biology, or Genetics at University with a further 10% gaining apprenticeships or employment.
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