This course is suitable for students who have an interest in the applications of Science in the medical and forensic fields. It could be studied alongside other A Level subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Law or Psychology. If you are good at problem solving and carrying out practical work, this course will suit you. If you find that you do better in coursework than exams, you should enjoy Applied Science (Forensics and Medical).
You would need five GCSEs, at grade C (grade 5) or above, including English, Maths and Science.
BTEC Applied Science is an exciting, practical-based course that equips students with a range of scientific skills and introduces them to forensic and medical procedures. Students study a range of units over the two years of the course.
In the first year you will study the compulsory units:
• Fundamentals of Science
• Working in the Science Industry
• Scientific Practical Techniques
In year 2, you would study more specialist units and gain an insight into the working worlds of medical science and forensic science.
Your diploma work will be assessed entirely by assignments and assessed practicals. Your A Level will be assessed by examination.
Students should be aiming to progress on to one of the many different types of degrees dealing with the applications of science and medicine.
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