Applied Science BTEC National (Level 3) Extended Certificate

Applied Science BTEC National (Level 3) Extended Certificate

The course builds upon all three of the sciences focusing on broadening your understanding and application of science.

You will look into the main principles of Chemistry, study the structure and function of cells in Biology and working with waves in the Physics part of the course. In the second year you will carry out a series of investigations as well as studying diseases and infections.

The Extended Certificate course is equivalent to 1 A Level. There is an option of studying the course for one year and leaving with a BTEC National (level 3) Certificate, equivalent to half an A Level.

This course is specifically for those wishing to study a broad science course at A level standard. Therefore the entry requirements are a grade 4 in GCSE Science together with a grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English.
There will be a combination of internally assessed practical assignments, and externally assessed examined units. Grades of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* are awarded which are equivalent to A levels for the purpose of university entrance.
The requirements of the qualification are such that students will develop transferable skills which are valued by both higher education and employers.

The qualification can be taken with many other subjects leaving many progression routes open.

An ever-increasing number of degree related courses are now available to extend your understanding and operation of science.

Students could go straight into employment as they will develop analytical and processing skills valued by many, both inside and outside the Science Industry.