Course details

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Qualification name BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Science
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 1st September 2021
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

Who this course is for

Key Features of the Course:

BTEC’s embody a fundamentally learner-centred approach to the curriculum, with a flexible, unit-based structure and knowledge applied in project-based assessments. They focus on the holistic development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able to succeed in employment and higher education.
Employers are looking for recruits with a thorough grounding in the latest industry requirements and work-ready skills such as teamwork. Higher education needs students who have experience of research, extended writing and meeting deadlines.
The assessment of the course consists of internally assessed assignments (that might include projects, reports or investigations), externally assessed practical investigations and externally assessed exams.

The course covers a wide range of topics within biology, chemistry and physics.

A Level 3 BTEC Applied Science – Certificate is the equivalent of an A levels in terms of UCAS points for university applications.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above (including English and Maths) and Separate Sciences Grade 4 or above or Combined Science Grade 5 - 4 or

How you'll be assessed

Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science -1 Exam (12.5% of the final grade)
Unit Two: Practical Science Procedures and Techniques- Assignments(12.5% of the final grade)
Unit Three: Science Investigation Skills- Externally set investigation (17% of the final grade)
Unit Four:Lab Techniques and their Application- Assignments (12.5% of the final grade)


Venue for this course

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Name Quarrydale School
Address Stoneyford Road
Sutton-In-Ashfield
NG17 2DU
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