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APPLIED SCIENCE

Vocational

Two Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

GCSE Grade 5 in Science, Maths and with an average points score of 4 or above.

ASSESSMENT METHOD

This course is assessed by coursework and exams.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course is ideal for students who are interested in studying science but do not wish to study a separate A Level Science qualification.


This course can be taken as a BTEC Extended Certificate (1 A Level equivalent) or a BTEC Diploma (2 A Level Equivalent) so there is something to suit each learner’s choice of study programme.

A John Leggott College student taking part in a science experiment.

COURSE AREA LEAD

Sophie Underhill

 WHO IS  THIS AIMED AT?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Would like to progress to Higher Education to study Science or a Health related field

  • Would like to gain a broad understanding of science

  • Would like to take a course that is assessed entirely by coursework

  • Have a strong interest in the work of scientist in a range of different fields

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Core Units:

BTEC Extended Certificate (1 A Level equivalent)

  • Principles and Applications of Science 1

  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

  • Science Investigation Skills

BTEC Diploma (2 A Level equivalent): 

  • Laboratory Techniques and their Application

  • Principles and Applications of Science 2

  • Investigative Project

Optional Units include:

  • Physiology of Body Systems

  • Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques

  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering

WHAT SKILLS WILL YOU  DEVELOP?

  • Research

  • Analysis

  • Literacy & Oracy

  • Confidence & Vision

  • Collaboration

  • Lab Skills

  • Meeting Deadlines

  • Time Management

  • Effort & Practice

  • Systems

  • Industry Conventions

  • Resilience

PROGRESSION ROUTES