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Science: Applied

Vocational Level 3

Exam Board: Science (Applied) – Edexcel/Pearson

  • The Science (Applied) Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate is equivalent to one A Level

Course Summary

Science (Applied) BTEC offers a broadened practical insight into a range of scientific concepts across Biology, Chemistry and Physics. You will skills that enable you to explore scientific concepts practically, based on real workplace scenarios.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in Combined Science, English and Mathematics



  • Principles of Science
  • Practical Scientific Procedures
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems

Why choose this course?

  • State-of-the-art £5m Science Centre
  • Strong practical elements
  • Fewer high-stakes exams, withthe opportunity to resit
  • Gain a qualification at endof the First Year

Where might it lead?

Students often pursue further study and careers in forensic science, drug research, medical physics, laboratory science, healthcare and manufacturing.


First Year:

  • 50% exam and 50% coursework

Second Year:

  • 66% external assessment and 33% coursework


Minhad Rahman

"I’ve enjoyed the atmosphere at Barton Peveril as I have met a variety of new friends from different backgrounds in classes and sport clubs."

Read more about Minhad and some of our other students.