BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A Level subject option block)

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to two A Level subject option blocks)

Entry requirements:    

Five GCSE Grade 4s including Maths & English Language.

Additional entry requirements:    

Grade 4 in a science subject.

What is it?    

Further your knowledge of the key concepts in the three sciences of Biology, Chemistry & Physics, while developing your skills using laboratory equipment and exploring fundamentals that underpin scientific investigation.

Why choose this subject at BSFC?    

There is a large element of practical work and practical assessment as part of Applied Science which makes our specialist laboratories at College the ideal place to study the qualification. Our laboratory technicians always have some fun experiments to get involved in across the year too.    

What will I study?    

Topics covered in the courses include: Principles & applications of science; Practical scientific procedures; Scientific investigation skills; Human regulation & reproduction, plus an investigative project, Microbiology and Microbiological techniques in the Diploma.            

How will I be assessed?    

A mixture of coursework and internally and externally set controlled assessments plus exams across the two years.

How will this subject prepare me for the world of work?    

The large element of practical work will enhance your scientific skills, and having a basis in all three major science branches of Biology. Chemistry and Physics can provide a great route into science in higher education or industry.

Exam Board:

Pearson Edexcel

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