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BTEC Science (Single & Double)

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 A*-C grades I grade 5 (new grading structure) at GCSE or equivalent. Grade Cor equivalent in your chosen study subject is preferred.

Course Description

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Science

This course consists of three mandatory units plus optional  units that provide  a combined total of 360 learning hours, which is equivalent to 1A level (5 hours per week).

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science

This course consists of six mandatory units plus two optional units that provide  a combined total of 720 learning hours which is equivalent to 2 A levels (10 hours per week).

There are a wide range of optional units to choose from which range from Scientific Practical Skills, Astronomy, Diseases and Infections, Microbiology, Genetics and Genetic Engineering.

There are a wide range of optional units to choose from which range from Scientific Practical Skills, Astronomy, Diseases and Infections, Microbiology, Genetics and Genetic Engineering.

Assessment

Some units are assessed by way of a formal external examination  (Pearson). Other assignments are assessed internally using a range of assessment materials and then moderated externally  in June. Each unit carries equal weighting towards the final grade.

Career Opportunities

  • Environmental Science
  • Engineering
  • Teaching
  • Nursing
  • Caring
  • Social Work
  • Agriculture
  • Veterinary
  • Physiotherapy
  • Research
  • Forensics
  • Pharmacology
  • Food and Drink Industry
  • Computer Science
  • Hospital Administration

Course Details

For more information please see Mrs S Raju, Head of Science (01922) 721071 ext. 328. Email: s.raju@josephleckieacademy.co.uk