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Level 2 Applied Science

Level 2 Applied Science


BTEC Firsts Principles of Applied Science


Entry Requirements

Three 9-3 grades at GCSE (or equivalent)

Exam Board


Content relating to the subject qualification

Four Mandatory Units

Unit 1: Principles of Science

Unit 2: Chemistry and Our Earth

Unit 3: Energy and Our Universe

Unit 4: Biology and Our Environment

Assessment of the qualification

Assessment is via a combination of an external assessment covering all the content learnt in unit 1 and internal assessments.

The internal assessments are set and assessed by the school. They are also internally verified by the school. These will cover a range of tasks, including practical and research activities and will cover content studied in units 2-4

Career Pathways

BTEC Firsts in Applied Science can help you take your first steps towards a career in a wide range of sectors such as process, industrial, medical or forensic science. You’ll learn about scientific principles and how to put them into practice in the workplace