Science (Applied and Medical)Gateway College
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- Vocational qualification
Science (Applied and Medical) BTEC National Award/Certificate and Diploma (Level 3)
BTEC National Certificates in Science offer a new approach to studying Science at Post-16 level. Instead of following separate sciences, the BTEC courses offer all three strands within one qualification, which make them particularly suitable for students who wish to maintain an interest in Science, or who have followed Applied GCSE or BTEC First (level 2) Science courses. BTEC National Certificates in Science are entirely coursework assessed and are equivalent to two A-Levels.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
You will develop knowledge and understanding of some key concepts in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and be able to apply these to real-life situations. Study will include practical work, note taking, class discussion and tutorials. Access to a computer will help with research and portfolio completion. A trip to at least one local industry will be arranged to gather information for the -Using Science in the Workplace unit and to allow you to see real-life applications of the scientific concepts.
There are six first-year units and six second-year units. The first-year units are common to all of the BTEC National Certificate Science courses we offer, but some of the second-year units may be different, depending upon the final qualification.
First-year ( 6 ) Units: -
Fundamentals of Science
Scientific Practical Techniques
a. Application of Number for Science Technicians
b. Maths for Science Technicians Perceptions of Science
Using Science in the Workplace
Medical Physics Techniques
Second-year ( 6 ) Units: -
There are compulsory second-year units: -
Working in the Science Industry
The remaining units will be chosen in consultation with students and depending upon resources available at the College.
GCSE grade C or above in Core Science and Additional or Additional Applied Science is essential.
A minimum of a grade D in GCSE Mathematics and grade C in GCSE English is also required.
A BTEC First (Level 2) in Science is also acceptable in place of a CC in GCSE Science.
IS IT FOR ME?
This course is suitable for students who wish to pursue a more-appliedcourse at University, for example: Environmental Science, Forensic Science or Applied Science degrees. It is not suitable for those wishing to study Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, pure Science or similar degrees. You may still need to take an additional AS subject alongside the BTEC Science for entry onto some University courses. For further information please see Stewart Ward or Graham Childs. (Science and Maths Division)