Why study applied science?

Applied science is appropriate for a wide range of students and combines well with other subjects such as chemistry, physics, maths and psychology. You will need to have a keen interest in science in industry and other modern settings.

What will I learn about?

The course is split into four units over two years. The final award is pass, merit, distinction or distinction* which is equivalent to A Level grades.

A broad range of topics are covered in this course, such as cells, physical and chemical properties, and energy usage, with an emphasis on developing practical skills.
• Principles and applications of science
• Practical scientific procedures and techniques
• Science investigation skills
• Specialist physics/chemistry or biology unit

How will I be assessed?

• Written assessment
• Practical assessment
• Examinations

Future pathways and careers

• Forensic science
• Mathematics
• Science technician

Course level

BTEC level 3

Entry requirements

GCSE grade 4-4 in science or equivalent.

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