At Carmel we offer the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to 1 A Level) and also the BTEC Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to 2 A Levels) Carmel College has a strong tradition of successful science teaching over many years.

Your expert tutors will give you extensive support and guidance throughout your time on the course both during lessons and through the college tutorial system. We pride ourselves on taking a personal interest in your success. The course covers all three sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Physics but in an “applied” context. That means you will not only learn the science but also how it is used in real life organisations.

Applied Science Resources

  • A fully equipped laboratory suitable for a full range of chemistry, physics and biology work plus individual practical science investigations of different kinds.
  • Specialist biology physics and chemistry equipment is also available for use in Applied Science, by arrangement with the separate science departments.
  • Access is available to a fully connected computer room and to wireless laptops that can be used for a variety of purposes in the laboratory.

This course will prepare you for a career in many science-based industries as Primary Teaching, Childcare, Nursing, Sports Management or Sports Training. Many students have progressed to study a wide range of subjects including Forensics, Construction,Animal Behaviour, Biochemistry, Physiotherapy and Biomedical Sciences. Other students have chosen to follow Apprenticeships in laboratory work or Engineering.

Course Entry Requirements

You will need grade 4 in GCSE Maths, English and Science.

BTEC Applied Science Course Leaflet

exam board course specification

What Our Students Say

In Applied Science I enjoy the units of work and the practicals. I appreciate the help he teachers give and I would recommend this subject to other students because it gives you the Science experience you need.

Mary Ogundare