The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science provides students with a fundamental
understanding of key scientific concepts in biology, chemistry and physics. The course will enhance the students’ understanding from GCSE and develop their knowledge to a higher level.
The course provides opportunities for students to analyse phenomena and evaluate novel scientific developments. Practical skills and scientific techniques and practices are a central focus of this course with opportunities for students to demonstrate the skills they have gained in examinations and in coursework scenario.
Students will study the Principles and Applications of Science and this together with Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques allows students to develop and embed a fundamental understanding of the principles underpinning biological, chemical and physical concepts. Coursework allows students to research current trends in the aetiology and treatment of disease.
In addition to the general entry requirements for access to BTEC courses, students should also have one grade 6 in science and a grade 5 in mathematics.
Students will be able to study an array of scientific courses at university, including biomedical sciences, forensic science, sports sciences, and will have gained skills that will aid them in undertaking apprenticeships or employment.