Pearson BTEC National in Applied Science
A 2-year course made from externally examined units and internally assessed centre written assignments
The course is very pure in its scientific approach studying many difficult parts of the A-Level Biology, Chemistry and Physics content.
You will sit 2 external exams with the opportunity to resit just once. These exams are Pass or Fail
Unit 1 Principles and applications of Science – You will sit 3 exams biology, chemistry and physics they normally are within 2 days of one another.
Unit 2 Practical scientific procedures and techniques (assessed by a series of assignments set by the school)
Unit 3 Science investigation skills (90 minute written exam set and marked by Pearson)
Unit 8 Physiology of the human body systems (assessed by a series of assignments set by the school)
Unit 1 – Learning Aim A - Chemistry electron structures S,P,D and F atomic energy levels, ionic bonding , covalent bonding, metallic bonding, intermolecular forces, equations, moles, molar masses and molarities, periods 1,2,3 and 4, groups S block, P block and D block, electronegativity, ionic radius, electron affinity, reactions with water and oxygen, oxidation and reduction, displacement of halogens
Unit 1 Learning Aim B – Cell structure, magnification, animal and plant ultrastructure, classifying bacteria as Gram positive or negative, tissue types, neurones, synapses, action potentials
Unit 1 Learning Aim C – Oscillations, diffraction gratings, coherent light sources, emission spectra, stationary waves resonance, fibre optics, TIR, electromagnetic waves
Unit 2 – Titrations, calorimetry, pH curves, spectrophotometer, cooling curves, chromatography TLC, applications, GLC, scientific skills
Grade 5 5 or higher in Combined Science or 5-9 in Chemistry and Physics and grade 5-9 in Maths