Science (Applied)


This one year vocational course will give you a good understanding of the core science concepts in biology, chemistry and physics. You will explore energy, the environment, chemical substances, physical science and life science. In addition, you’ll participate in course-related work experience. This course will prepare you for level three-related courses (A Level or vocational).

Level: Vocational (level 2)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

Laboratory technician, nurse, food development technician, conservation warden, water quality expert, environmental manager and microbiologist.

Applied science, biomedical science, nursing and environmental science.

Science - Applied (level three).

Topics you'll cover

  • Principles of science
  • Chemistry and our earth
  • Energy and our universe
  • Biology and our environment
  • Applications of chemical substances
  • Applications of physical science
  • Health applications of life science
  • Scientific skills.

Assessment and Qualification

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

Course entry requirements

    • At least two GCSEs at three and above in English and maths
    • Ability to summarise ideas and produce comprehensive notes
    • Ability to evaluate arguments and share your understanding with others
    • Ability to innovatively answer the criteria in a variety of mediums e.g. power points, displays, short essays, posters, leaflets etc.

What students say about the course

"I really enjoyed the different experiments that we carried out on this course, especially the calculation of the rate of decay of radioactive materials. The teachers are very friendly and helpful and they make the topics easy for me to understand. They also make lessons fun by using subject-related games to aid our learning. This course has helped me to become more engaged in science and has inspired me to pursue a degree, and possibly a career, in engineering."

Irfan Ihsan, previously at Cantell School

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.