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BTEC National Award In Applied Science (KM/Ho)

Gateshead College

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BTEC National Award In Applied Science (KM/Ho) CG60016 Financial Information If you are aged 16-18 and study on a full-time, further education programme then your course is free. Find out more about finance for 16-18 year olds. If you are over 18, and your course is not free, then grants and loans may be available to help towards course fees. You can find out more information on financial support by visiting our finance pages. Is it for me? Science for Public Understanding is offered for study at AS in Years 12 and 13 it is a two year course. What do I need? GCSE C grade or above in Science to begin the AS level preferably students will also have a C grade in English. What will I study? This AS consists of two units: Unit 1: Biological issues in everyday life, eg: Genetics/genetic engineering cloning Alternative therapies Medical testing for new drugs Darwins theories on evolution Unit 2: Physical and chemical issues in everyday life, eg: Electricity generation/fossil fuels Pollution Radiation/risks from various sources Coursework: this is a piece of work researched by students on a topic of their choosing and a book review. Where will I study? Baltic Campus You'll be based at our fantastic ?39million Baltic campus on the quayside. The campus has a prime location on Gateshead quayside, and state-of-the-art facilities including a Jacuzzi, gym and sauna, a 200 seat theatre, state-of-the-art classrooms, training kitchen and restaurant, refectory, bistro and vending areas. Assessment Each unit is examined with a paper 1? hours in length consisting of structured questions and some extended writing. How will I be taught? This course is most successful with students who can express their views about controversial issues. It is a very useful AS level to broaden understanding and as an adjunct for students of arts subjects. What qualification will I get? AS Level Science for Public Understanding. Can I go onto further study? They may continue to study science subjects or they may study for other degrees. The course will have given them a chance to debate, research, and explore their own ideas. Does it include key skills? No.

BTEC National Award In Applied Science (KM/Ho) CG60016 Financial Information If you are aged 16-18 and study on a full-time, further education programme then your course is free. Find out more about finance for 16-18 year olds. If you are over 18, and your course is not free, then grants and loans may be available to help towards course fees. You can find out more information on financial support...

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