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 44 in Combined Science or 2 grade 4s in separate Sciences, along with grade 4 in both GCSE English and GCSE Maths.

BTEC Applied Science Course Leaflet

Exam board course specification

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BTEC Applied Science

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What Our Students Say…

Daniel Atkins student profile

BTEC Applied Science Alumni

Betsy Babyson– Biomedical Sciences, Leeds Beckett University

Sophie McDonnell – BSc (Hons) Midwifery, Edge Hill University

Jess Caldwell – Biological Science, Staffordshire University

What Our Students Say

Carmel is a fantastic college. The tutors are very supportive and are willing to help you in overcoming any challenges you may have.

I love studying BTEC Applied Science as no week is the same. The course covers a range of different, interesting topics that will be beneficial to me in my future career. I also enjoy conducting different experiments and learning about how the processes in the experiments work. You get the opportunity to work in the Laboratory Preparation Room as part of your work experience placement. The skills gained from the experience are transferable into both the practical and coursework elements of the course.

When I leave college, I hope to extend my knowledge of science through an apprenticeship within the science industry. I’d also like to work abroad, volunteering to teach children various aspects of science.

Lauren Rimmer