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Applied Science

Course Title: 

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Applied Science

Type:

  • BTEC Applied Science Extended Certificate (Equivalent to 1 A-Level)
  • BTEC Applied Science Diploma (Equivalent to 2 A-Levels )

Entry Requirements:

  • 5-5 in Double GCSE Science or equivalent
  • 5 in GCSE Mathematics
  • 5 in GCSE English Language or Literature

About:

Applied Science at Sheffield Park Academy is an excellent course for students who are well-suited to a mixed approach comprised of both exams and coursework. It gives a broad understanding of how science works, and a range of technical skills that are well suited to students considering applied or vocational courses in higher education. It covers content from Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, giving a well-rounded knowledge across the scientific fields.

Sheffield Park Academy is an excellent place to study Applied Science. You will be taught by experienced staff with an in-depth knowledge of delivering BTEC qualifications. You will take a challenging but accessible course that gives an excellent range of practical and academic skills. You will have a minimum of 5 hours teaching per week, with an additional 5 hours if studying the Diploma.

Assessment:

Studying the Extended Certificate, you will be assessed on the following modules:

  • Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science I (exam assessed)
  • Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques (coursework)
  • Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills (practical examination and assessment)
  • Unit 8: Physiology of Human Body Systems (coursework)

Studying the Diploma, in addition to the units above, you will also complete:

  • Unit 4: Laboratory Techniques and their Application (coursework)
  • Unit 5: Principles and Applications of Science II (exam assessed)
  • Unit 6: Investigative Project (coursework)
  • Unit 12: Diseases and Infections (coursework)

What students say:

A course with a nice balance of coursework and exams

A great way to build up your practical skills

 

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