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Applied Science

Subject

BTEC Applied Science Extended Certificate

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs 9-4 including at least 4 - 4 in GCSE Combined Science

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