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Science BTEC


Extended Certificate

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.