Applied Science BTEC Extended Certificate
This is a practical, work related course which will prepare you for a career in science or progression to further study. It will give you a good understanding of the three main areas of science: biology, physics and chemistry. You will explore science as an industry, its related services and what jobs and careers are available.
You will get hands on experience in the laboratory where you will develop your scientific skills. In chemistry you will learn to identify and analyse solutions and compounds. In physics you will undertake experiments involving electricity, circuits, forces and more. In biology you will learn about foods, grow bacterial cultures, test plant tissue for DNA and look at disease.
You will also attend English and maths classes as part of the programme and have weekly tutorials to support you. You will be assessed throughout the course by assignments, coursework and exams.
You will also be required to take part in work experience in a science related field.
What areas will I study?
The units covered are:
- Principles of Applied Science (externally assessed)
- Chemistry and our Earth
- Energy and our Universe
- Biology and our Environment
- Applications of Physical Science
- Applications of Chemical Substances
- Health applications of Life science
- Scientific Skills (externally assessed)
- The Living body
- Investigating a Crime Scene
- Chemical Analysis and Detection
- Exploring our Universe