BTEC Applied Science

Year 12


Units Taught
Biology - Structure and function of cells and tissues
Chemistry - Periodicity and properties of elements
Physics - Waves and communication
Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques - 2A: Undertake titration and colorimetry to determine the concentration of solutions. 2B: Undertake calorimetry to study cooling curves. 2C: Undertake chromatographic techniques to identify components in mixtures. 2D: Review personal development of scientific skills for laboratory work


Main Skills developed
• knowledge of scientific facts, terms, definitions, and scientific formulae.
• An understanding of scientific concepts, procedures, processes, and techniques and their application.
• Analyse, interpret, and evaluate scientific information to making judgements and reaching conclusions.
• The ability to make connections, use and integrate different scientific concepts, procedures, processes or techniques
• Thorough grounding in the latest industry requirements and work-ready skills.
• The ability to follow written scientific procedures and ensure accuracy by using techniques correctly.
• To interpret outcomes of quantitative analytical procedures and techniques and make sound judgements on the accuracy of them
• Write professional academic scientific reports, fully referenced.


How can parents help to support learning
• Ensure students are spending the required amount of time (5+ hours) studying independently at home.
• Help students organise their time by supporting the implementation of a revision/coursework timetable.
• Ask questions about what the student has learned that day.


Extracurricular opportunities
Links with local universities and business.


Useful websites
Seneca Learning: https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/

Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/science

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjmtsbk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zm6tyrd

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zpyb4wx

 

SMSC and British Values
Spiritual -Linking the students place in the universe and the world they live in.
Social – working together in groups to explore science practically and gain an understanding of how science affects society.
Moral – exploring moral issues arising in society such and stem cells, energy resources.
British Values – Students apply their scientific knowledge to careers and roles found in the U.K and learn how to achieve those careers and how they support our future.

Year 13


Units Taught
Biological Molecules and metabolic pathways - The structure and function of biological molecules within the human body. The respiration pathway and factors that can affect it. Photosynthesis and factors that affect it.
Science Investigation Skills


Main Skills developed
• research, extended writing and Harvard referencing.
• The ability to follow written scientific procedures and ensure accuracy by using techniques correctly.
• To complete practical work with the highest degree of accuracy and be critical of results in terms of validity, reliability, and accuracy.
• Create professional scientific posters and present work in a professional manner.
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts, procedures, processes and techniques and their application in a practical investigative context.
• Be able to Interpret and analyse qualitative and quantitative scientific information to make reasoned judgements and draw conclusions based on evidence in a practical investigative context.
• Evaluate practical investigative procedures used and their effect on the qualitative and quantitative scientific information obtained to make reasoned judgements.
• Be able to make connections between different scientific concepts, procedures, processes and techniques to make a hypothesis and write a plan for a practical investigation
How can parents help to support learning
• Ensure students are spending the required amount of time (5+ hours) studying independently at home.
• Help students organise their time by supporting the implementation of a revision/coursework timetable.
• Ask questions about what the student has learned that day.


Extracurricular opportunities
Links with local universities and business.


Useful websites
Seneca Learning: https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/
Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/science
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zm6tyrd


SMSC and British Values
• Spiritual -Linking the students place in the universe and the world they live in.
• Social – working together in groups to explore science practically and gain an understanding of how science affects society.
• Moral – exploring moral issues arising in society such and stem cells, energy resources.
• British Values – Students apply their scientific knowledge to careers and roles found in the U.K and learn how to achieve those careers and how they support our future.