4 GCSE subjects at 3 points or D grade and above including English
Language, maths and a science subject. Candidates are encouraged
to ensure they gain points in all subjects taken.
Excellent work ethics!
Applicants will also need a good reference from a school or employer. You will complete an interview prior to enrolment.
BTEC First Extended Certificate in Applied Science gives you a chance to enhance your knowledge of general science if you are interested in science related careers. It is a multidisciplinary subject covering the areas of biology, physics and chemistry which gives you a basis for future employment or higher level studies. The course is suitable for school leavers and for mature students as well. There are 12 units (8 mandatories and 4 optional), that students complete over a one-year period.
>Principles of Science (1-hour exam)
> Health Application of Life Science
>Chemistry and our Earth
>Scientific skills (1-hour exam)
>Energy and our Universe
>Biology and our Environment
> Investigating the crime scene (optional)
> World Energy (optional)
> The living body (optional)
>Applications of Chemical Substances
>Applications of Physical Science
> Science in medicine (optional)
>Other optional units could be chosen depending on interests and career aspirations.
Course Assessment Method
20% (2 units) of the course is externally assessed
80% of the course is based on practical laboratory work (a portfolio of works) and continuous assignments to demonstrate your understanding of topics.
The course is the equivalent to 3 GCSEs in science.
After completion you can progress to L3 courses in science, apprenticeship or employment (junior roles).
What if I Need Support
Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.
You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.
|Qualification Type:||BTEC First Extended Certificate in Applied Science|
|Start Date:||September 2020|