BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate
(1 A-level equivalent)
The course is designed for Students who are interested in learning about the Science sector alongside other fields of study. It is particularly suitable for students aiming to progress to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in applied science. It can be taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels.
4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 1 is external. Mandatory content (83%). External assessment (58%). The 3 optional units may vary each year.
|Unit (number and title)||Size (GLH)||Type||Examined|
|1 Principles and Applications of Science 1||90||Mandatory||External|
|2 Practical Scientific procedures and techniques||90||Mandatory||Internal|
|3 Scientific Investigation Skills||120||Mandatory||External|
|8 Physiology of Human Body Systems||60||Optional||Internal|
|9 Human Regulation and Reproduction||60||Optional||Internal|
|10 Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways||60||Optional||Internal|
|11 Genetics and Genetic Engineering||60||Optional||Internal|
|12 Diseases and Infections||60||Optional||Internal|
|13 Applications of Inorganic Chemistry||60||Optional||Internal|
|14 Applications of Organic Chemistry||60||Optional||Internal|
|15 Electrical Circuits and their Application||60||Optional||Internal|
|16 Astronomy and Space Science||60||Optional||Internal|
This qualification is ideal for those wishing to go onto lab based work, for example, in hospitals and industry. It is also a recognised qualification for entry onto degree courses at University.
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