L3 Extended Diploma in BioMedical Science
Level 3 Diploma Exam Board: Pearsons-Edexcel specification for first teaching September 2016
Why Study BTEC Biomedical Science?
Biomedical Science looks at the cells, organs and systems of the human body with a view to understanding and treating disease. If you are considering any health care career (excluding medicine/veterinary science) this is the course for you. Rest assured this courses is equivalent in subject content and difficulty to completing 3 A level courses and is recognised by universities.
BTEC At UTC Cambridge
At UTC Cambridge we believe in developing individuals to become independent, lifelong learners. This is achieved through a student centred curriculum that focuses on practical problem solving.
Where Can A BTEC L3 National Extended Diploma In Applied Science Take You?
This qualification makes you ideally suited to move on to either an apprenticeship or university. 90% of the students who enter university with BTEC qualifications receive a 1st or 2nd class degree.
“Vocational qualifications are becoming increasingly attractive to employers particularly as they encourage students to develop real-life, 21st century skills such as problem-solving and team work. They also play an important role in promoting social mobility. Our own research finds businesses either prefer new recruits to hold a mix of both academic and vocational qualifications, or value academic and vocational qualifications equally. Perhaps that’s why more students now go to university with a BTEC than ever before.”
Rod Bristow, President of Pearson’s UK business
You will need a minimum of five GCSE’s at grades A*- C with a CCC grade in Extended/Triple Science or BB in Double Science
The full specification can be found here.
In brief the course consists of seven mandatory units and six option units:
1: Principles And Applications Of Science I
2: Practical Scientific Procedures And Techniques
3: Science Investigation Skills
4: Laboratory Techniques And Their Applications
5: Principles And Applications Of Science II
6: Investigative Project
7: Contemporary Issues In Science
8: Physiology Of Human Body Systems
11: Genetics And Genetic Engineering
12: Diseases And Infections
13: Applications Of Inorganic Chemistry
17: Microbiology And Microbiological Techniques
20: Biomedical Science
Students taking the Extended Diploma In Applied Science in Yr12 take the following units:
One x 1.5 hour exam covering unit 1, worth 90 marks – assessed externally
One x controlled assessment practical task completed in college at a time set by Pearsons, worth 60 marks – assessed externally
Five x assignments consisting of problem solving activities – assessed internally
One x 2 hour exam covering unit 5, worth 120 marks – assessed externally
One x controlled assessment practical task completed in college at a time set by Pearsons, worth 50 marks – assessed externally
Four x assignments consisting of problem solving activities – assessed internally
Where Can I Get Extra Help
All internal assignment briefs contain a section that lists specific websites, scientific journals and textbooks to help you complete your work.