Science (BTEC)

Course Summary:

This course will provide you with the opportunity to specialise in medical science and specific areas within this, such as human physiology, practical scientific techniques in science. Over two years you will cover biology, chemistry and physics in a practical based programmes and will keep track of your progress and achievement through a mixture of portfolio assessment, externally marked task and exams.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • University of Manchester – Genetics with a Modern Language (4 years)
  • University of Lincolnshire – Biomedical Science
  • MMU – Dental Technolog

Career destinations:

  • Medical physicist
  • Forensics
  • Dental Technology
  • Chemist

Entry Requirements:

You will need a C or above in GCSE Core and Additional Science or GCSE Applied Science. Alternatively, you’ll need at least a Merit in BTEC First Certificate or BTEC Diploma in Science. GCSE English and Maths are also preferable.

Assessment Method:

Year 1 75% Coursework, 25% Exam
Year 2 75% Coursework, 25% Exam

Student Case Studies:

Sophia Shafiq

Sophia Shafiq

“I’ve enjoyed studying Applied Science and it has provided me with valuable practical skills which I will need when I apply to university in the near future. Because the subject is both practical and assignment based it has made learning more fun and interesting and the teaching standards are very high. It has been a pleasure studying here and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. When I leave I’m planning to go on to study Biomedical Science at the University of Bradford.”