BTEC Biology (Applied) Course at Varndean College

 

HOW WILL THIS COURSE HELP ME?
CAREER PATHWAYS

Biology is a subject well respected by employers and universities. It is essential for Medicine related and Biological Sciences but is also highly valued for subjects such as law. (Source: RGS)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Data analysis (including use of IT); Problem solving; producing balanced ethical arguments; scientific literacy; teamwork.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

If you enjoyed Biology at school and want to increase your specialist knowledge and understanding in a practical context that closely tracks the biological science that professionals use in the work place, then this is the course for you. Applied Biology is a two year course equivalent to one A level, but the approach is very different. There is a much greater emphasis on practical work and work-related simulations and you will produce structured assignments rather than having to memorise a large body of knowledge.

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TOPICS COVERED

  • Fundamentals of Science.
  • Scientific Practical Techniques.
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems.
  • Physiology of Human Regulation & Reproduction.
  • Genetics & Genetic Engineering.
  • Public Perceptions of Science

COURSE ESSENTIALS

COURSES AVAILABLE:


Single BTEC Level 3 (equivalent to 1 A Level)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:


Standard advanced course requirements plus
Grade 4 or above in GCSE Biology and another science GCSE
OR
Grade 4/4 in GCSE Combined Science
OR
Merit in a Level 2 Vocational Science

HOW THE COURSE IS ASSESSED:


100% coursework

EXAMBOARD:


Edexcel

OTHER INFORMATION:


Applied Biology goes well with Sport, Health & Social Care and Psychology.

ENQUIRIES TO:


Brian Marriott