What will I Study? The course covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the vocational sector.
Year 12 and 13 The BTEC extended certificate covers 4 units over 2 years:
Principles and Applications of Science
Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
Science Investigation Skill
One optional unit
How will I be assessed? The course consists of one exam (25%), one externally assessed practical task (33%), and 2 internally assessed coursework units (42%).
What do I need to study the course? GCSE Grade 4:4 or above in Combined Science and GCSE Grade 4 or GCSE 4 Grade or above in at least two GCSE Sciences (GCSE Biology, Chemistry or Physics) GCSE Grade 4 or above in Mathematics.
Where will a BTEC qualification in Applied Science lead me? Students who have studied Applied Science at The Holy Cross Sixth Form have gone on to study Midwifery, Nursing, Teaching and Nursery Nursing. Science graduates are in demand and highly valued, scientists work in industry, the NHS, government establishments, and research and educational institutions. There are jobs in research and development, and science knowledge can be useful in marketing and sales in science-based companies.