Applied Science (BTEC Level 3)

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 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
• Science • Mathematics • Psychology

Entry requirements
GCSE grade C in Science or equivalent

Examination board: EDEXCEL  
Specification: NC419