Course Overview

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.

Who is this course 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?

This course is assessed by coursework and exams. All units taken count towards the final grade that is awarded.

Core Units are:

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
 

BTEC Level Three

Course Leader:
Rowena Scott

Course Length:
Two Years

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

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by coursework and exams.