The aim of the course is for students to be able to study a wide range of Science subjects with units covering aspects of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths. In addition students will be encouraged to develop their practical skills through their own scientific investigation. The BTEC course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in Science via both apprenticeship and university routes.
Students can expect to study units including:
Students will develop skills in communication and ICT through completing assignments based on vocational scenarios. The course focusses on the holistic development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able to succeed in employment and higher education. This BTEC is assessed via internally assessed coursework.
The BTEC Extended Diploma in Science is a full programme of study on a student’s timetable, equivalent to three A Levels, and is therefore not taken with any other subjects.