Applied Science

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate (1 A Level Equivalent) or Diploma (2 A Level Equivalent)

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 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.

The course is available as an Extended Certificate (1 A Level Equivalent) and a Diploma (2 A Level Equivalent).

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Course content

This current BTEC qualification will be replaced by RQF qualifications for students starting in 2020. More information to follow. To give an outline of modules studied previously, please see below.

Exam Board

Edexcel

Course Details

Wyke offers this course as either a: Subsidiary Diploma (1 – A level equivalent) or a 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

A combination of external and internal assessed coursework and an external exam.

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.

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.

Where can this course take me?

82% of Wyke students achieve A*-C grades, with 75% of students achieving at least 1 A*/A grades in their examinations.

Whilst over 70% of students progress onto university, a growing number of Wyke students are taking up opportunities on Higher Apprenticeships and Employment.

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