At Carmel, we offer the BTEC Applied Science as a 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.

BTEC Applied Science Resources

  • A fully equipped laboratory which is 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.
  • A fully connected computer room and 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. These include Primary Teaching, Childcare, Nursing, Sports Management or Sports Training. Many students progress to study a wide range of subjects including Forensics, Construction, Animal Behaviour, Biochemistry, Physiotherapy and Biomedical Sciences. Other students choose to follow Apprenticeships in laboratory work or Engineering.

BTEC Applied Science 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

The thing I enjoy most about Carmel is the other students and staff, they are all so kind and caring. The college has a calm atmosphere which takes away the stress of exams and coursework. BTEC Applied Science is an important course for me as I am going on to do a nursing degree at university. This course is the highlight of my week in college as the tutors are lovely and so interesting to talk to.

As part of the first year of the science course, we were taken to a power station to widen our knowledge of how power is generated and also the health and safety procedures that need to be taken. Carmel is such a great learning environment; I have enjoyed every day here. BTEC Applied Science has developed the skills that I will need later on in life when I become a nurse.

Ethan Peers

Ethan Peers - BTEC Applied Science student