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Are you interested in a practical course that explores all three scientific disciplines, and opens up a broad range of career opportunities? Then Applied Science is the course for you!

This three A Level equivalent course is a full time study programme. This full time course will see you studying content across the three core disciplines – Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This is a hands-on, interactive course which will see you learning through completing experiments, carrying out research and developing your academic knowledge through coursework.

You'll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen pathway and a grade 4 in GCSE Maths and two grade 4s in GCSE Science or a pass in a vocational Level 2 Science qualification (equivalent to two or more GCSEs). 

For further information on the pathways, please click here.

Topics include:

  • Principles and applications of Science
  • Practical scientific procedures and techniques
  • Science investigation skills
  • Laboratory techniques and applications
  • You will complete an investigative project
  • Explore contemporary issues within Science

Educate, Enrich, Enlighten

We are incredibly proud of the experiences on offer from our department both inside and outside of the classroom. You’ll benefit from engaging, hands on learning which you’ll put into action in our state-of-the art facilities which includes a team of qualified Lab Assistants. We visit universities to help you understand the paths studying Applied Science will open up for you!

You will be taught by passionate subject specialists who will support your learning and development throughout your studies. Your learning won’t just be contained to the classroom either – from trips and visits to discover potential career paths and university lectures by inspiring academics, you’ll enjoy a truly well-rounded learning experience. Some of the experiences our students enjoy include:

  • Visits to universities for lectures
  • Former students sharing more about their own personal career journey
  • Work placements, and work experience to give you the competitive edge

Assessment is via presentations, group work and assignments and externally assessed exams. 

Applied Science leads to an impressive and diverse range of career opportunities such as Biochemistry, Food Science, Pharmacy and Clinical Science, and Radiology. Some students also progress directly on to apprenticeships in the workplace, such as in a laboratory.

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The BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science can be an excellent springboard to degrees in areas such as Healthcare, Biomedical Science, Radiography or Biomedical Science. Our supportive Careers team can help you to understand the possibilities offered by our BTEC Applied Science course!

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