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L2 Science

Course Overview
Course type

Level 2 BTEC Diploma

Course length

One Year

Required qualifications

Successful completion of a broad GCSE or equivalent programme, with two A*-D grades in relevant subjects, including Science and either English Language or Mathematics (grade 9-5), plus a good school reference.
Students currently studying BTEC Science at school will be following the first part of this course.

If you enjoy Science at school and would like to explore this subject further, you will enjoy this course. You will look at applications of Chemistry, Physical Sciences, Anatomy and Physiology.


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The course will focus on:
  • chemistry and applications of chemical substances
  • biology and health applications of science
  • physics and cosmology
On the course you will:
  • carry out measurements, observations and calculations in the laboratory
  • carry out Forensic Science investigations
  • complete a one week work experience placement

If you enjoy Science at school and would like to explore this subject further, you will enjoy this course. You will look at applications of Chemistry, Physical Sciences, Anatomy and Physiology.


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Method of assessment

You will be assessed by internally set and marked coursework and two external exams.

If you enjoy Science at school and would like to explore this subject further, you will enjoy this course. You will look at applications of Chemistry, Physical Sciences, Anatomy and Physiology.


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Students normally progress to the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Medical Science (Applied Science), see page 103. This may lead to higher education and careers in a variety of Science-based areas. In exceptional cases, students can progress to an A level programme.

Other Information

You will be required to complete a disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form confirming that you have no criminal convictions that prevent you from working with children or vulnerable adults. It will be administered by the college at the start of the course. The cost is £20 (non-refundable).
Students on a Level 2 Diploma will also be studying towards Maths and/or English Level 2 qualifications if they have a grade 4 or below at GCSE. Students with Grade 5 and above in both Maths and English will undertake the Higher Project Qualification alongside their vocational qualification.

If you enjoy Science at school and would like to explore this subject further, you will enjoy this course. You will look at applications of Chemistry, Physical Sciences, Anatomy and Physiology.


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