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Science BTEC National Award Subject category: Science and Mathematics What will I study? Students studying for the BTEC National Award and Certificate study a balanced programme of scientific disciplines drawn from the biological, physical and chemical sciences. In addition to this you will also have the chance to investigate how science is used in medicine and healthcare, forensics and in industry. The course content reflects how science is used in the science sector and adopts a 'hands-on vocational approach to scientific training. Students are required to take part in all aspects of practical work, industrial visits and fieldwork (where required). The National Award will comprise three units studied in year one and three further units in year two. The final National Award is an equivalent qualification to one A Level. Duration: Two years to complete the BTEC National Award and the BTEC National Certificate. Do I need any additional qualifications/ skills? You will need the ability to work both independently and as part of a team on a range of scientific problems and be well organised and highly motivated. An interest how the sciences apply to industry and the world of work are a definite benefit. Both qualifications combine well with other Science A Levels as well as A Levels in Earth Science and Health & Social Care. Students studying for A Level Health & Social Care courses are encouraged to apply as the course provides excellent additional skills for career progression in the medical sciences. How will I be assessed? Assessment is entirely coursework based by the completion of regular assignments designed to assess the individual units making up the qualifications. For this reason the ability to meet strict deadlines and work to tight schedules are essential qualities for students wishing to apply. Students are therefore required to have an individual interview with a member of the Science teaching team. What can I do afterwards? After successfully completing the qualification students are able to apply for entry into Higher Education for a range of science-based courses or move directly into employment with a variety of employers for apprenticeships and further work based training. Common HE progression routes include degree courses in Biological Sciences, Nursing, and Biomedical Sciences and Environmental Sciences. Employment routes include scientific quality assurance, biomedical laboratory careers and work within the pharmaceutical industry. Are there any additional costs involved? Students are encouraged to allow a small budget for buying recommended texts. Visits or field trips will also incur a small cost. Otherwise all materials and equipment needed for the course are provided by the college. Location: Lewes 6th Form College Entry Requirements Students are required to have gained GCSE passes at C grade or above in English, Mathematics and Double Science. Alternatively students having successfully completed a BTEC First Certificate or Diploma at a Pass grade or above in Applied Science are also welcomed to apply. There is some flexibility in these entry requirements to take account of special circumstances as we regard commitment to the course of paramount importance. This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen.

Science BTEC National Award Subject category: Science and Mathematics What will I study? Students studying for the BTEC National Award and Certificate study a balanced programme of scientific disciplines drawn from the biological, physical and chemical sciences. In addition to this you will also have the chance to investigate how science is used in medicine and healthcare, forensics and in...

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