The Science Academy at Career 6

The Science Academy at Career 6 has been developed to work within the industry. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) graduates are always in demand and find that they have a higher starting salary than most other graduates.

The skills you will develop throughout your studies will open doors to a broad range of career opportunities. Two of the main areas in this field that have seen a significant interest in recent years are within biomedical and forensic science.

The Extended Diploma in Applied Science course allows you to develop your skills and knowledge across all the sciences and to study specialised units covering biomedical and forensics in the second year. These include research and analytical skills that are essential for any science based employment.

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We recommend that you have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. These must include a grade 4 in English Language, a grade 5 in Mathematics and two grade 5 in Science GCSEs.

Applied Science

What will I study?

You will study eighteen units over the two years which will result in three A Level
equivalents. Your units include; developing scientific procedures and techniques,
developing investigating skills, laboratory techniques and their application.

You will complete an investigative report and also study units on forensic evidence collection and analysis. The BTEC is mainly assessed through coursework; this allows you to demonstrate how you apply the knowledge that you build across the course.

Additional option include:

  • Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques
  • Applications of Forensic Psychology
  • Medical Physics Techniques