1. Qualification details
|Qualification name||BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Science|
|Qualification level||Level 3|
|Awarding organisation||Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)|
|Course type||Full time|
|Course start date||01 September 2020|
|Attendance pattern||Daytime/working hours|
2. Course description
The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Science is intended for learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the applied science sector. The qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level and aims to give a coherent introduction to study of the applied science sector. Designed for learners who are interested in learning about the sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in applied science.
3. Entry requirements
Minimum grade 4 in Double Science Minimum grade 4 in Mathematics. Students with IGCSE equivalents will need to meet the grade C in science and grade 5 in mathematics.
4. Equipment required
No equipment required
5. Assessment method
2 of the 4 units will be assessed externally. The styles of external assessment used for qualifications in the applied science suite are: 1 Written examination (2 hours) • Set tasks – learners take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate understanding through completion of a vocational task. This will be in the form of a scientific investigation. 2 Units will be internal assessment. These could be assessed via: • write-ups of findings from their own research • use case studies to explore complex or unfamiliar situations • projects for which they have choice over the direction and outcomes • learner’s ability to demonstrate practical and technical skills using appropriate equipment, procedures and techniques. Units are assessed using a grading scale of Distinction, Merit, Pass and Unclassified.
|Name||De Aston School|
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7. Other dates and venues
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