Applied Science: Level 3 Study Programme

Who do I speak to? Mrs. C Bessell

Why study Applied Science?

• Choosing to study for a BTEC Level 3 National Applied Science qualification is a great decision to make for lots of reasons. More and more employers are looking for well qualified people to work within the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

• The applied sciences offer a wide variety of careers, such as Forensic Scientist, Drug Researcher, Medical Physics Technician, Science Technician and many more

• This course is also suitable for students who also want to progress to University.

What’s it all about?

• This qualification is organised into six mandatory units and two optional units, each unit focusing on a different topic or skill

• This qualification is equivalent in size to two A Levels

• Five units require you to produce evidence towards Pass, Merit and Distinction grading criteria which are internally assessed

• Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of diverse activities including assignment and project work, case studies, work place assessments, role play and oral presentation. The remaining 3 units are externally assessed. Key skills, such as cognitive and problem-solving, interpersonal and intrapersonal, will also be developed throughout the course.

When will I be assessed?

• Your work will be assessed continuously throughout the course which allows you to receive feedback on your progress with an opportunity to improve your achievement. There will be two opportunities each year to take the external assessments.

What could it lead to?

• This qualification enables you to become occupationally ready to take up employment in any laboratory setting

• The course prepares you for University and a range of higher education courses including: Radiography, Engineering, Nursing, Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Psychology, Genetics, Veterinary Science, Biochemistry and Forensic science.

Additional entry requirements?

• Double Science GCSE Grade C or above

• L2 BTEC Science Distinction.