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Level 3

Applied Science CAMTEC Extended Certificate/Diploma


Equivalent to 2 A-levels.

This practical, work-related course allows you to study aspects of biology, chemistry and physics to an advanced level. You will complete practical and theoretical assessments in all three sciences. In year 1, for the Level 3 Certificate there are two units: • Unit 1 – Science Fundamentals • Unit 2 – Laboratory Techniques In year 2, for the Level 3 Extended Certificate, you will complete the coursework units: • Unit 6 – Control of Hazards in the Laboratory • Unit 18 – Microbiology • Unit 21 -; Product Testing Techniques Biology covers aspects such human body systems, microbiology, genetics and cell biology. Chemistry covers aspects such as practical chemical analysis and laboratory techniques, atomic structure and the periodic table, and industrial applications of chemistry. Physics covers energy and the structures, properties and uses of material. You will carry out many experiments, some of which you will design yourself, learning how to analyse and evaluate your results. There will be lessons where you undertake independent and group research, discuss scientific issues, research information online, revise topics and practice exam techniques. You will develop strong independent study skills throughout your time studying applied science. Subject support is available to all students throughout the year.


You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including double 4 in Science, grade 4 in English Language and grade 4 in Mathematics.


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