BTEC First Award in Principles of Applied Science

This is a Level 2 qualification and is primarily offered to allow students who do not have a GCSE grade 4 or equivalent in a Science subject the opportunity to achieve a Level 2 award in Science. It is not a suitable preparation for A Level study in Biology, Chemistry or Physics. 

The qualification can be used to further careers in areas such as process, medical or forensic science. The course consists of 4 units, the first, Principles of Science is externally assessed, the other 3 are all internally assessed and are Chemistry and Our Earth, Energy and Our Universe and Biology and our Environment. The course is delivered through a combination of practical experience and written assignments.