Applied Science

BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma

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.

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 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.

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Course Details

We will offer: Subsidiary Diploma (1 – A level equivalent) and Diploma (2—A level equivalent)

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Science)
This course is equivalent in size to an A level, and has been designed to occupy one third of the curriculum within a broader programme of study. The Subsidiary Diploma allows time in the curriculum to study other qualifications alongside it, such as A levels, e.g. Science, Psychology, or another BTEC Level 3, e.g. Sport, Health and Social Care or IT.

Units covered;
Unit 1 – Fundamentals of Science
Unit 2 – Working in the Science Industry
Unit 4 – Scientific Practical Techniques
Unit 11 – Physiology of Human Body Systems
Unit 13 – Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques
Unit 18 – Genetics and Genetic Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Science)
This course is equivalent in size to two A levels providing extensive opportunity to study a range of scientific areas. The Diploma allows time in the curriculum to study other qualifications alongside it, such as A levels, e.g. Science, Psychology, or another BTEC Level 3, e.g. Sport, Health and Social Care, or IT.

Units covered;
Unit 3— Scientific Investigations
Unit 5—Perceptions of Science
Unit 6—Using Mathematical Tools in Science
Unit 8 –Using Statistics in Science
Unit 21 – Biomedical Science Techniques
Unit 15 – Microbiological Techniques
Unit 20—Medical Physics

Method of assessment for Level 3 BTEC Applied Science

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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.

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