Sigma Sixth Tendring Course Guide

BTEC LEVEL 3 APPLIED SCIENCE “Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” Edwin Powell Hubble Science is the study of life and all that surrounds us, an experiment is a question that we ask nature and the measurements we take are a record of nature’s answer. Science helps our understanding of the world around us and opens doors not even thought about. Human progress throughout history has largely rested on advances in science. Everything we know about the universe, from how trees reproduce to what an atom is made up of, is the result of scientific research and experiment. Applied science develops practical skills as well as analysis, teamwork and communication skills. Studying applied science at Sigma Sixth can gain UCAS points for higher education, but can also provide a route into vocational training or employment. CURRICULUM STATEMENT Throughout the two years you will complete 4 units: • Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science I. • Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques. • Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills. • Optional Unit (Human Regulation and Reproduction) Assessment: Units 1 and 3 are assessed by exams, while units 2 and 4 are coursework assignments based on practical investigations set in a real-world context. COURSE CONTENT Students need to have achieved a minimum of 4 grades 4-9 incl. English, maths, and science. ENTRY CRITERIA