Science (Applied)


This one-year Applied Science course covers core science concepts in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. You will explore energy, the environment, chemical substances, physical science, life science, and develop your scientific investigation skills. In addition, you will participate in course-related work experience. This course will prepare you for the level 3 vocational course in Applied Science.

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Level: Vocational (level 2)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

Laboratory technician, nurse, forensic scientist, biomedical scientist, horticulturalist.

Nursing, Forensic Science, Physiotherapy, Environmental Science, Engineering.

Applied Science (Level 3), Health and Social Care (Level 3)

Topics you'll cover

  • Life science (health, genetics, nutrition etc.)
  • Chemical substances and reactions
  • Energy and the environment
  • Physical science (forces & motion, the universe, electricity etc.)

Assessment and Qualification

  • Two exams & Coursework
  • Exam board: Pearson
  • Double BTEC Award (level two)
  • Equivalent to two GCSEs.

Course entry requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English Language and a Science

Additional information

During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs. If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.

 A copy of our course payment breakdown can be course payment breakdown.