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BTEC Science

What qualification will this course lead to?

This qualification will lead to a BTEC Level 2 in the Principles and Application of Science.

What topics will I study?

Principles of Applied 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

What understanding and skills will I develop?

You will develop a clear understanding of principles of biology, chemistry and physics alongside understanding of modern scientific developments such as nanotechnology. As you complete the applications units you will build on your scientific knowledge by focusing on uses of science in industry. You will also develop scientific investigation skills and graph skills.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by an external exam and ongoing internal assessments, graded at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction.

What can this course lead to?

This suite of qualifications provides opportunities for learners to progress to either academic or more specialised vocational pathways such as progression to a BTEC National (level 3) in Applied Science or related BTEC Nationals, GCE Applied Science or relevant NVQ qualifications, or enter employment.