BTEC Applied Science

Why Study?

Studying applied science will allow you to gain an insight into the scientific process and principles that guide modern developments within the scientific field. Students will develop the analytical, research and experimental skills to extend their understanding of science and prepare them for further study in a scientific discipline. Students will undertake numerous scientific investigations, interpreting their results and applying scientific concepts to everyday life. Students then have the opportunity to take on the role of a scientist, critically analysing their experimental conclusions and comparing to current scientific research. Alongside developing these skills, students will advance their understanding of human health and disease, chemical analysis and communications using waves. 

Course Content

Year 12 

Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science Examination (25%): 2 hours 

Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques Coursework (25%)

These two units combined make up 50% of the final grade.

Year 13 

Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills Examination (33%): 1 hour 30 minutes  

Unit 10: Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways Coursework (17%)

These two units combined make up 50% of the final grade.


Progression Routes

Studying applied science provides a gateway to many university courses related to science, forensics, healthcare, sport science, nursing, physiotherapy, radiography and medical science. Throughout the course, students will develop analytical, problem-solving and communication skills; these transferable skills are highly desirable and set students up for success in the world of work or further education.

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