COURSE OVERVIEW

This new course for students starting in September 2020 concentrates on the knowledge, skills and techniques found in real-life medical science situations.

It includes research, practical work and problem-solving and will build on scientific skills and knowledge of key ideas in Biology and Chemistry.

In addition to students being assessed via external examination, they will build a portfolio of work which will comprise a mixture of project work, practical assessment and individual research.

WHAT GOES WELL WITH THIS COURSE ?

Applied Human Biology can be studied alongside a range of A levels or other BTEC level 3 courses.  It complements the skills needed in A level Chemistry and goes well with Health & Social Care and Sport/PE.

PROGRESSION

This BTEC Extended Certificate is equivalent to one A level in any of the separate Science subjects and can be used in the same way:

Students have progressed on to a variety of Science and non-Science related degree courses.

Science subjects have included: Paramedical Science, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Nursing, Midwifery, Biomedical Science and Social and Sports Science.

Non-Science subjects have included: Teaching, Accountancy, Computing and many more!

COURSE CONTENT & ASSESSMENT

The course is based on what Scientists do as a profession, rather than focusing only on separate academic subject areas.  It:

The BTEC Level 3 Applied Human Biology course is assessed via a combination of external assessment and coursework.  As they progress through the course students will produce a portfolio of work, and be assessed on practical assignments, project work and individual research.

The exam board for this course is Pearson BTEC.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

All students need to have at least five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accepted on an A Level/BTEC Level 3 Programme.

In addition, students will need the following minimum combination of GCSE grades:

Students will be successful on the course if they:

Students should enjoy practical work, be good at problem solving and enjoy working with numbers.  As this qualification involves a significant amount of portfolio work, students will need to meet regular deadlines throughout the year.

 

Entry Requirements: