Exam board: Edexcel
Why study this subject:
To provide a broad base of study for the Applied Science sector, forming part of a programme of study including other courses e.g. BTEC Nationals or A levels.
3 Mandatory Units
1. Principles and Applications of Science I (90 GLH)
2. Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques (90 GLH)
3. Science Investigation Skills (120 GLH)
1 optional unit
8. Physiology of Human Body Systems
How will I be assessed:
BTEC Nationals use a combination of assessment styles to give your students confidence they can apply their knowledge to succeed in the workplace – and have the study skills to continue learning on higher education courses and throughout their career.
lAssignments: Set and marked by teachers; verified by Pearson. Still the main form of assessment for all BTEC Nationals.
Tasks: provide students with work-based challenges in timed, realistic work conditions.
Written exams: Students create written answers to practical questions in exam conditions.
Future course and possible careers:
Progression to Higher education as part of a larger programme of study which includes other vocational or general qualifications, such as other BTEC subjects or A Levels.
BTEC Nationals in Applied Science combine up-to-date industry knowledge with the right balance of the practical, research and behavioural skills your students need to succeed in higher education and in their careers.