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Science

BTEC

Designed for learners who are interested in learning about the scientific sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, this course will develop your scientific vocational skills alongside your independent learning skills. BTEC Science should particularly suit students interested in a wide variety of professions such as nursing, occupational therapy, veterinary nursing, radiotherapy, science laboratory technician, sport and physiotherapy. To be taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels.

Unit 1 – Principles and Applications of Science I

  • Written examination set and marked by Pearson
  • 1 1/2 hours
  • 90 marks
Unit 3 – Science Investigation Skills
  • A task set and marked by Pearsons and completed under supervised conditions
  • The supervised assessment is arranged over 2 sessions in a three week period timetabled by Pearsons
  • The supervised assessment sessions are 3 hours for Part A and 1.5 hours for part B
  • Practical investigation and written submission
  • 60 marks
  • Equivalent in size to one A Level.
  • 4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are external.
  • Mandatory content (83%).
  • External assessment (58%)

 

Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science I

Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills.

Unit 8: Physiology of Human Body Systems

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A-Level Pass Rate

Most students achieve their expected grades or above and many students move onto university.

I enjoy the practical nature of the course and the fact that there are no exams. Being able to apply what I have covered in class to real-life context allows me to gain an deeper understanding of science. I hope to go on to study science at university and the independent learning skills I have been taught will serve me well towards this.

Sammie Gibson

FORMER SENIOR STUDENT AND ACADEMY AMBASSADOR

This could lead to a career as a….

 

  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Pharmaceutical Scientist
  • Sports Therapist
  • Nurse
  • Biological Life Scientist
  • Science
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