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Applied Science Level 2
Qualification:
 
Date:
September 
Days:
TBA 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Practical Assessment and Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Science, Dental & Pharmacy 
Course Code:
CFFSC1 
 
Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs at A*-D or acceptable alternatives. Must include English Language, Maths and Double Science.
 
 

Applied Science Level 2

This course gives you a chance to improve and broaden your scientific knowledge with units which take a focused looked at Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


About the Course

This course gives you a chance to improve and broaden your scientific knowledge with units which take a focused looked at Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

You will explore the environmental effects of human and natural activity related to chemistry and develop skills that underpin applications of chemistry in the manufacturing and service industries. The knowledge and skills you gain are essential for science technicians working in chemistry-related industries or laboratory services.

You will investigate energy transformations, radiation and their applications, and gain knowledge of waves, how electrical energy is transferred for various applications and how our universe has evolved. You will also cover astronomy including theories related to the current solar system model and space exploration.

You will develop knowledge and skills related to fundamental concepts in biology and investigate living organisms, how humans impact on the environment and the factors that affect human health. You will investigate the structure and function of the digestive, respiratory, circulatory and nervous systems, along with reproductive functions and how collectively these processes work to maintain the human body.

There will be an opportunity to use a variety of scientific processes to analyse evidence gathered from a crime scene, developing understanding of the relationship between forensic science and the law. You will be able to build on existing theories or practical work by conducting a practical science project related to your area of interest.


Key Units

  • Units/Topics:
    Unit 1: Principles of Science
    Unit 2: Chemistry and Our Earth
    Unit 3: Energy and Our Universe
    Unit 4: Biology and Our Environment
    Unit 5: Applications of Chemical Substances
    Unit 6: Applications of Physical Science
    Unit 7: Health Applications of Life Sciences
    Unit 8: Scientific Skills
    Unit 9: Practical Scientific Project
    Unit 12: The Living Body
    Unit 15: Investigating a Crime Scene
    Unit 20: Exploring Our Universe




Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at A*-D or acceptable alternatives. Must include English Language, Maths and Double Science.


Assessment

Practical Assessment and Coursework.


Future Opportunities

Students who achieve the Level 2 Applied Science qualification should be able to progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Science (Forensic pathway or Medical pathway).


Tell Me More

Will this course suit me?
An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated with a desire to learn about science in the world.

What do I need for the course?
Due to the number of assignments that are completed, you are expected to have a strong USB memory stick – this is essential. You are also expected to bring paper, writing utensils and a scientific calculator.


Qualification title: Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science (NQF)