Applied Science

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

  • I enjoy science but don’t want to specialise
  • I want a course with more individual work, rather than just exams
  • I enjoy practical work.

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, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Biology, or Genetics at University with a further 10% gaining apprenticeships or employment.
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