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Biology (Applied Health Science)


If you enjoyed science at school and want to increase your specialist knowledge and understanding in a practical context that closely tracks the science that professionals use in the work place, then this is the course for you.

Applied Science is a two-year course comprising four separate units and although equivalent to one A Level, a very different approach is taken.

Topics Covered

  • Principles and Applications of Science
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Electrical Circuits or Astronomy and Space Science

Course Essentials

Courses Available
Single BTEC Level 3 (equivalent to 1 A Level)
Entry Requirements

PLUS
Grade 5 in GCSE Maths
AND
Grade 5 in GCSE Biology and another Science or Grade 5/5 in GCSE Combined Science
How The Course is Assessed
A mixture of internal (assignments) and external assessment (Exam)
Career Pathways
Applied Science goes well with other subjects such as Mathematics and Design to progress to engineering related courses, or Geography and Computer Science to progress to geography or environmental science courses. It will lead to vocational careers such as technician work, as well as being a route to higher level apprenticeships. Learners should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes with specific higher education providers.
Transferable Skills
Communication, teamwork, research and analysis skills, which are valued in both higher education and the workplace. The approach promotes the ability to apply learning.
Enquiries To
Brian Marriott: bcm@varndean.ac.uk