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BTEC Science

BTEC Applied Science Extended Certificate

Subject

BTEC Applied Science Extended Certificate

Entry Requirements

Five 9-4 grades at GCSE (or equivalent)

GCSE Core Science –  Grade 5

GCSE Additional Science – Grade 5

Exam Board

Edexcel

Content relating to the subject qualification

1. Principles and Applications of Science

2. Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

3. Science Investigation Skills

4. OPTIONAL UNIT – TBA

 

Assessment of the qualification

 

1)Coursework – this is set and marked by the school and verified by the exam board (42%)

2)Exam –1.5 hours.  Set and marked by the exam board, covering the content of unit 1

3)Supervised assessment task - Set and marked by the exam board, covering the content of unit 3. This involves both practical and written submission.

The external assessment forms 58% of the final grade.

Career Pathways

Biological sciences, pharmacy, nursing, childcare, social services, public services, animal care, teaching