Science (BTEC)

Course Summary:

You’ll follow a practical, balanced science programme covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics. You’ll visit real scientific workplaces, work independently on a number of projects and keep track of your progress and achievement through portfolio assessment. Assessment is on-going, motivating you to analyse and improve your own performance. You will study a whole range of units including human physiology, medical science techniques and chemistry practical.

Higher Education Destinations:

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

Career destinations:

Former Applied Science students have progressed to HE courses such as Chemistry with Forensics, Forensic Science, Pharmaceutical Management, Teaching, Nursing, Chemistry, Biology, Radiography and Biomedical Sciences. There are a wide variety of careers available for you to explore such as Medical Physicist, Medical Laboratory Assistant or Chemist.

Entry Requirements:

You will need a 4 or above in GCSE Combined Science or 4s in two single sciences (i.e. Biology, Chemistry or Physics). Alternatively, you’ll need at least a Merit in BTEC First Certificate or BTEC Diploma in Science.

Assessment Method:

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.”