APPLIED SCIENCE L3 DIPLOMA (DOUBLE)                       
 STUDIED AT ABS AND WES 

 

QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED TO START THE COURSE

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  • 4 or above in maths
  • Science L2 Diploma distinction, or merit with recommendation

YEAR 12 COURSE SPECIFICATION

Learners will undertake and complete the 6 mandatory units over years 1 and 2. 

Mandatory units:

  • Principles and Application of Science 1
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Laboratory Techniques and application
  • Principles and Application of Science 2
  • Investigation Project

YEAR 13 COURSE SPECIFICATION

Learners choose two optional units in year 2 (Year 13)

Optional unit choices:

Physiology of human body systems

  • Human regulation and reproduction
  • Biological molecules and metabolic pathways
  • Genetics and genetic engineering
  • Diseases and infections
  • Applications of inorganic chemistry
  • Applications of organic chemistry
  • Electrical circuits and their application
  • Astronomy and space science

LEARNING AND SKILLS

Applied science is a new course to meet the needs of employers and higher educators. The course uses a well-balanced combination of assessment styles, providing students with the confidence to apply their knowledge to succeed in the workplace, and have the study skills to continue learning on higher education courses and throughout their career.

EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT

EXAM BOARD: EDEXCEL

Assignments: set and marked by teachers; verified by Edexcel.

Tasks: provide students with work-based challenges in timed, realistic work conditions.

Written exams: students create written answers to practical questions in exam conditions.

UNITS

TYPE OF ASSESSMENT

Principles and applications of science I and II

Compulsory

Exam 

Practical scientific procedures and techniques

Compulsory

Practical 

Internally assessed

Science investigation skills

Compulsory

Practical

Externally assessed

Optional unit

Assignment

 

FUTURE PROSPECTS

Students can go on to higher and further education and training. They may wish to apply for apprenticeships in related healthcare or technical fields. The Russell group of universities accept BTEC in Applied science for degrees in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Science, Neuroscience. 

 

STUDENT QUOTE:

“This course at LaSWAP is fantastic, and has enabled me to become a better person.”