4 GCSEs at grade 4-9 including English, Maths and two Science subjects
We are extremely proud of the work our students produce and the wide range of scientific skills they develop as our courses are taught in a very practical way. Our teachers come from a wide range of industrial backgrounds and are able to offer students real-life context to learning. Graduating students have gone on to study Medicine; Veterinary Science; Pharmacy; Radiography; Electrical, Aerospace, Automotive and Mechanical Engineering; Biomedical Sciences and lots of other courses, many at Russell Group universities. We encourage our students to take up a range of opportunities, including NHS experience through our volunteering links; becoming part of national data collection on climate change with the Peak District National Parks or gaining one of the prestigious placements or with the Nuffield Foundation working with university professionals on real projects.
This course covers all the main sciences - Chemistry, Biology and Physics. You will learn about how science knowledge and skills are used in a variety of scientific workplaces, analytical sciences and biomedical sciences.
Skills and Qualities
Attention to detail
A number of specifications will be changing, and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.
3 exam units and 5 coursework units
Our BTEC Applied Science students have gone on to university to study gateway to medicine, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical science, biomedical science, medical genetics, health and human sciences, human biology, biochemistry, podiatry, forensic science, biology, biosciences, genetics and molecular biology, microbiology and molecular biology, veterinary science, wildlife conservation, radiotherapy and radiography. Many of these students have gone to the prestigious Russell Group Universities. Students have also taken up apprenticeships including microbiology and surgical instrumentation.
Landscape and forestry managers
Engineering and technician roles are in high demand in the UK - 124,000 needed each year (Engineering UK).
Nationally the Health and Social Care sector will need up to 650,000 more workers by 2035 to meet growing demand for care and support.