Applied Science BTEC Diploma
Applied science is a discipline that applies existing scientific knowledge to develop more practical applications, such as technology or inventions.
This course will give you an introduction to applied science, looking at basic principles in biology, physics and chemistry. It will develop your skills and knowledge and prepare you for further training. You will explore the different areas and organisations in which science is used, and look at what jobs and careers are available.
You will study basic scientific principles in biology, chemistry and physics. You will make scientific observations by undertaking practical experiments and learn skills and techniques for chemistry investigations; learning to use mathematical tools in science and undertaking a practical scientific project.
You will attend English and maths classes as part of the programme and have weekly tutorials to support you. You will be assessed through assignments and practical work. All students will undertake work experience as part of their study programme.
What areas will I study?
Key areas of study include:
- The study of living things
- Healthy living
- Health and causes of disease
- Using scientific equipment
- The nature and application of energy, waves and radiation
- Science in the world