This course underpins the knowledge and skills that are key to progression within science-based industries. You will learn about the range of essential scientific principles together with underlying introductions to essential knowledge and applications in biology, chemistry and physics. English and mathematics have been contextualised within the assessment aims, which allows you to practise these essential skills in naturally occurring and meaningful contexts, where appropriate.
What will I learn?
This programme of Study for science covers the key scientific principles vital for both scientists and citizens of the future and lead to further progression or employment. It has been developed to: exemplify scientific principles in vocational contexts, leading to an understanding of how those principles are applied in practice. You will gain a broad understanding and knowledge of science principles and practice and develop a range of related skills and techniques that are essential for successful performance in working life.
- Principles of science
- Chemistry and our earth
- Energy and our universe
- Biology and our environment, Applications of chemical substances
- Applications of physical science
- Health applications of life science
- Scientific skills
How will I be assessed?
There are two externally assessed units and the rest are internally assesed via assignments and projects.
4 GCSEs at D or above, two of which must be English and Maths.
Progression & Career Opportunities
Progression to related vocational qualifications, such as Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science. Alternatively, they can progress to NVQs such as the Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities or Laboratory Science. The underpinning knowledge, practical and vocational scientific skills learnt on the BTEC course will enhance and support the progression to a competency-based course This course as well as further study, will give learners the opportunity to enter potential employment within a wide range of science sectors such as process, industrial, medical, or forensic.
A fee will be payable on enrolment for a materials and trips that will be arranged throughout the academic year.