BTEC Level 3 – Applied Science


Level 3 Applied Science is an ideal BTEC for those students who are aiming for a broad range of science related careers, such as nursing, laboratory work, forensic analysis, disciplines in Sport or primary teaching or simply wish to study science to complement their other A level studies.

  • Who Is This Course For?

    Level 3 Applied Science is an ideal BTEC for those students who are aiming for a broad range of science related careers, such as nursing, laboratory work, forensic analysis, disciplines in Sport or primary teaching or simply wish to study science to complement their other A level studies.

    The Applied Science course will allow you to study how science is applied in many different types of professions and industries. The focus of the course is scientific usage, concentrating on how scientists and others use science in their work. You will also learn how science contributes to our lifestyle and the environment in which we live

    At Wyke BTEC Level 3 Applied Science can be taken as an elective or as a core subject.

    You can also study Applied Science as a half (as a first year elective), single or double A level equivalent.

    • Applied Science Certificate (0.5 A Level)
    • Applied Science Extended Certificate (1 A Level)
    • Applied Science Diploma (2 A Level)

    Entry Criteria

    The College entry criteria for all level three courses can be found on our ”Entry Criteria Guidance” pdf document.

  • Course Details:

    Exam Board

    Edexcel

    Course Details

    The department makes wide ranging use of interactive on-line resources to facilitate independent learning.

    During this course you will be able to:

    • € follow a programme of learning which is practically-based and which improves your practical skills;
    • € follow a varied science programme covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics;
    • € work independently on a number of projects;
    • € learn about the work of different types of people using science and scientific skills that they use; keep track of your progress and achievement throughout the course through a programme of continuous assessment.

     

    Method of assessment for BTEC Level 3 Applied Science

    • Assignment — internally assessed
    • Task — externally assessed
    • Written exam — externally assessed

     

    Departmental Enrichment

    The department offers lunchtime exam clinics and support for developing and improving your course work portfolio.

    We are a very approachable department.

    We want and expect you to achieve very high marks and therefore we offer you every support and help to make sure that you achieve your maximum potential.

    You can succeed and be very successful on this course.

     

    The Applied Science Department at Wyke Sixth Form College

    The department uses a specialist laboratory that is equipped to the highest standards. In addition there are two dedicated computer rooms for completion of coursework and an open access computer area adjacent to the laboratories.

     

    The Applied Science staff team consists of:

    • David Pickering (Head of Applied Science)
    • Emma Elliott
    • Sue Healey
    • Kimberley  Lawrence
    • Sophie Thompson
    • Stuart Lyon
    • Beth Freeman
    • Joy Myers

    Technicians Team:

    • Jeanette Kitteringham (Senior Science Technician)
    • Alistair Rigg
  • Progression:

    Having Level 3 BTEC Applied Science can open up a world of opportunities in both university choices and career options. If you are considering applying to university to study pharmaceutical sciences, physiotherapy, environmental science, forensic science, nursing, laboratory work, forensic analysis  or primary teaching or any other subject related to a practical science related career, then BTEC Applied Science is invaluable.

     

    Possible career choices that require BTEC Applied Science include: biological testing, biotechnology, independent research, food industry jobs, nutrition, nurse, zookeeper, animal care, veterinary nurse, scientist, sport, amongst a huge range of others.