Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Applied Science

BTEC Applied Science

Course Content

Throughout the course you will complete a range of mandatory units which cover concepts such as energy, chemical reactions and the structure and role of cells. In addition you will also look at aspects of working in the science industry and will have the opportunity to visit laboratories in local industries and universities. The course also consists of key practical techniques which you will carry out in our well-equipped laboratories.

There are specialist units in biology, chemistry and physics covering topics such as microbiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and electrical circuits. These and other topics also allow the development of the mathematical skills needed to be a proficient scientific researcher.

This is a very practical approach to the subject in which you will become skilful in carrying out practical techniques and following procedures used in vocational contexts. You will also develop knowledge and understanding of the science used by organisations, business and industry.

Progression

This applied science course it will help you to progress into employment, apprenticeships or to university to study from a range courses such as biomedical sciences, applied science, animal science, forensic science or nursing.

BTEC Level 2 Application of Science

If you have not quite achieved what you would have liked to at GCSE, don’t worry we can help! We provide a range of options that you can study over a one-year period, which on successful completion will allow you to bridge that gap and move to Level 3 programmes of study.

Course Content

Science is everywhere in today’s world. It is important because it influences most aspects of everyday life, including food, energy, medicine, transportation, leisure activities and more. This course will provide you with grounding in scientific principles, methods of scientific analysis and laboratory investigational techniques. You will also look at aspects of working in the science industry and will have the opportunity to visit laboratories in local industries and universities.