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BTEC - Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Science

This qualification is equivalent to one A-Level and is suitable for students who are interested in taking a Science subject alongside other fields of study. It is an appropriate choice for progress into a wide range     of higher education courses, not necessarily in Science. It may be studied alongside other BTEC qualifications or with A-Levels. Four units will be completed over two years.

What will I learn on this course?

Unit 1 – Principles and Application of Science. Students will study some basic

concepts in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, including atomic structure, animal and plant cells and waves. This unit is assessed externally.

Unit 2 – Practical Scientific Procedures. Activities are focused on the development of laboratory skills and includes titrations, colorimetric and chromatography. This unit will be assessed internally.

Unit 3 – Science Investigative Skills. Students will learn how to plan a scientific

investigation, collect and collate data, and reach valid conclusions. They will    apply these skills to experiments involving enzymes and diffusion of molecules. This unit is externally assessed.

Unit 8 – Physiology of Human Body Systems.  Students will study musculo-skeletal, lymphatic and digestive systems, and their role in the human body.

How will I be assessed for this course?

· Coursework:  42%

· External assessment:  58%