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
- 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.
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