Applied Science

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code PA/B7
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Applied Science allows students who have an interest in Science and a drive to further develop a solid grounding in the discipline the opportunity to do so through both theoretical and practical study. 

 In addition to the theory behind the core basics of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, begun at GCSE, it focuses on the practical methodology needed to understand these areas of study and how these methods can be applied and extended into the professional realm of investigative and analytical science. 

Study will be completed in both the classroom and the laboratory and will be led by established and experienced members of the Science team. 

Study hours will be 6 per week over 2 years, with the possibility of additional time needed during the student’s investigative study. 


Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science I (Externally Assessed) 

Gives knowledge and understanding of key areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics 

Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques (Internally Assessed) 

Using scientific equipment in a range of situations to collect accurate data. 

Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills (Externally Assessed) 

Investigating key scientific theory through practical work. 

Unit 4: Laboratory Techniques and their application (Internally Assessed) 

Understanding laboratory techniques in the work environment. 

Unit 5: Principles and Applications of Science II (Externally Assessed) 

Gives knowledge and understanding of key areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics 

Unit 6: Investigative Project (Internally Assessed) 

Using learnt laboratory skills to complete a vocational project. 

Unit 11: Genetics and Genetic Engineering (Internally Assessed) 

Developing understanding of genes, their action and the way in which they can be manipulated. 

Unit 12: Diseases and Infection (Internally Assessed) 

Exploring the world of microbes and disease. 

How will it be delivered?

Internally and Externally Assessed Units

Entry requirements

You will need grades 5-5 or above in GCSE Combined Science or two grade 5 or above in GCSE Separate Sciences and grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English

Your next steps...

On completion of this course you could progress into any the following professions:- 


• Nursing 

• Radiography 

• Pharmacy 

• Laboratory Technician 

• Chemical engineering 

• Biochemistry 

• Veterinary Science 

• Forensics