Applied Science BTEC First Extended Certificate – Level 2 – EDEXCEL


Learners must complete the eight mandatory units and four from a choice of optional specialist units:

1. Principles of Science

2. Chemistry and our Earth

3. Energy and our Universe

4. Biology and our Environment

5. Applications of Chemical Substances

6. Applications of Physical Science

7. Health Applications of Life Science

8. Scientific Skills

Optional specialist units:

9. Practical Scientific Project

10. World Energy

11. How Scientific Theories are Formulated

12. The Living Body

13. Monitoring the Environment

14. Growing Plants for Food

15. Investigating a Crime Scene

16. Science in Medicine

17. Understanding Human Behaviour

18. Designing and Making Useful Devices in Science Assessment

The Extended Certificate in Applied Science includes two externally assessed units. The other 10 units are all assessed internally via production of assignments and completion of practical assessments.

Four GCSE’s at Grade 3 (D) or above including Maths and English. Level 2 students who do not achieve a grade 4 in English and/or Maths will study a GCSE in the subject(s) as part of their study programme.

Learners could progress from this qualification to related vocational qualifications, such as BTEC Nationals, specifically the BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science.

Start Date: 3rd September 2018
End Date: 28th June 2019
Duration: 1 year
Location: Crewe Campus
Course Description: Applied Science Level 2


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