BTEC Diploma in Applied Science (level 2)Course ref. QW074
This course is designed to enable you to:
- Understand some important ideas in science
- Use scientific knowledge to investigate and report on subjects that are of interest to scientists
- Understand how science affects us and the environment
- Carry out a forensic investigation of a crime scene
- Prepare for further learning or training in the sciences
Is it for me?
This course is equivalent to four GCSEs. It suits those with an interest in how science is used and who want to find out answers for themselves. The course is particularly suited to those who prefer to learn science through practical activities and coursework.
The qualification is taught over one year and is made up of 10 units of study that cover areas of biology, chemistry and physics. It involves 11.5 hours per week.
Chemistry and Our Earth (Chemistry)
You will explore the chemical reactions and properties of different substances. You will explore how atomic structure relates to chemical properties and reactions.
Energy and Our Universe (Physics)
You will explore energy transfer and energy in the home including electricity generation. You will know the components of the solar system and the way the universe is changing.
Biology and Our Environment (Biology)
Classification and function of organisms will be followed by an investigation of the impact of human activity on the environment.
Applications of Chemical Substances (Chemistry)
Building on earlier work you will explore specific chemical reactions in more depth and specialist materials and their applications.
Applications of Physical Science (Physics)
This unit focuses on the practical investigation of physical concepts such as forces and motion.
Health Applications of Life Sciences (Biology)
You will explore healthy living including prevention as well as treatment of illnesses.
Practical Scientific Project (Multidisciplinary)
Focussing on practical investigative skills, you will complete a detailed project including data analysis.
The Living Body (Biology)
Structures and functions within the human body provide a context for learning about, for example, the endocrine and reproductive systems.
Investigating a Crime Scene (Chemistry)
Practical application of chemistry techniques will be used to investigate a crime simulation.
Designing and Making Useful Devices in Science
Applying your knowledge to construct scientific devices to support data collection.
GCSE Maths and English Language grades C-F, GCSE Science grade D-F.
Which courses go well with this?
This course can be combined with Maths GCSE, English GCSE and other Level 2 courses.
The qualification will provide opportunities for progression to BTEC Nationals and some other Level 3 qualifications. Many students progress to further study in Science following success on the Level 2 Diploma.