BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Science

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code KECG15
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Course Description

In Y12 and Y13 all students will complete work to gain a qualification equivalent to 2 A levels..

Students wishing to study the Extended Diploma will complete extra work over the two years to gain the 3rd A level equivalent.

Further Information about our courses including results

This is a popular but challenging and rewarding course; the new BTEC structure and syllabus offers exciting opportunities to continue with our consistently achieved 100% pass rate in both Y12 and Y13.

We are proud to operate an open door policy where students can feel supported and encouraged at whatever level they are operating. It is our aim to work with you and the people that support you to help you achieve the very best that you can in BTEC Science. 



Course Content and Teaching Units

Units for Extended Certificate

1: Principles and applications of Science 1 (Exam based)

2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques (Coursework based)

3: Science Investigation Skills (Exam based)

Plus an optional unit - probably Physics based (Coursework based)

Units for Diploma 

As above plus

4: Laboratory Techniques and their Application (Coursework based)

5: Principles and Applications of Science II (Exam based)

6: Investigative Project (Coursework based)

Plus an optional unit - probably Biology based (Coursework based)

Units for Extended Diploma 

As above plus

7: Contemporary Issues in Science (Exam based)

Plus 4 more optional units (mixture of all three sciences) (Coursework based)

Financial Information

There is no financial requirement to this course but there will be opportunities for you to purchase a revision guide if you wish to.

How will it be delivered?

The exam component is assessed by written examinations using a variety of assessment styles so you can confidently engage with the questions, including multiple choice, short and long answer questions. Coursework units are set and marked by your teachers (with some work sent to the exam board to check grades are awarded accurately)  


Entry requirements

Merit in Science BTEC Level 2 Diploma or 5,5,5 in separates or 5,5 in double science. 5 in English Literature or Language.

Your next steps...

This course lays the groundwork for further study in science based courses e.g. engineering, nursing, pharmacy, laboratory based courses etc , although many students have also gone onto study non science based qualifications such as law, teaching etc.