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BTEC Science

BTEC Applied Science Extended Certificate

Entry Requirements

4 GCSE’s A* - C grade including GCSE Core Science or GCSE Additional Science 

Course Content

1. Principles and Applications of Science  

2. Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques  

3. Science Investigation Skills  

4. OPTIONAL UNIT – TBA  - eg Physiology of Human Body Systems  

  • Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways 

  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering  

  • Applications of Organic Chemistry  

  • Electrical Circuits and their Application  

  • Astronomy and Space Science  

  • Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques

Assessment

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

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

 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.