BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Principles of Science

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
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What will you be working towards?

Code Sc
Qualification Type BTEC First Award
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


This vocational is part of the Level 2 Academic Study Programme at The View @ East Street. This study programme is designed for learners who would like to boost their GCSEs and other vocational qualifications in order to secure a place on a Level 3 course in a sixth form or college in the future. This programme is ideal for 16-year olds who want to continue with more traditional level 3 studies (A levels and Vocational studies) and need to enhance their current qualifications to achieve the right entry criteria for the institution and courses of their choice.

This is a FULL time Study Programme

You will study a combination of 3-5 GCSE and vocational courses - these will be tailored to meet your needs and aspirations, and which will enable you to progress onto further studies next year. These qualifications which are all equivalent to ONE GCSE. 


This course aims to inspire and enthuse you to consider a career in the science sector. It will give you the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of areas in biology, chemistry and physics, along with developing relevant practical & investigative skills. It will also support progression to a more specialised Level 3 vocational or academic science course or an apprenticeship.

You will study a range of units such as:

• Principles of Science

• Chemistry and our Earth

• Energy and our Universe

• Biology and our Environment

• Applications of Chemical Substances

• Applications of Physical Science

• Health Applications of Life Science

• Scientific Skills

• World Energy

• The Living Body

• Monitoring the Environment

• Investigating a Crime Scene

• Science in Medicine

• Understanding Human Behaviour

How will it be delivered?

• The majority of the units are assessed through internal assessment

• Two units will be externally assessed and will consist of a range of short-answer and extended-writing questions