BTEC Level 3 in applied science HELPP! urgent replies!!!!!!!!!! Watch
they school has told me that if i do not attain 3 Ds in the summer modules i will not be able to carry on the subject to A2.
if that does happen i was more willing to instead of doing the alevel again,
i would option for the more safer route which is to take betec applied science? as this will guarantee me a place in university.
however i want to know more information about applied science.
can you do the whole course in 1year by working really hard is that possible ?
how much is the work load to obtain D*?
A BTEC Extended Diploma will not guarantee you a place at university... you must still put the effort into the course and get good grades. Also, what kind of science course would you want to take at university? If you're interested in a specific course like medicine or biomed for example then it may be worth contacting a few universities to get their opinion on your possible BTEC qualification.
You cannot do the whole course in one year as you'd go crazy. BTECs are a lot of work and, quite frankly, the teachers wouldn't have the time to mark all of your assignments and lab reports in one year.
I got DDD at my BTEC National Diploma (before the D*D*D* extended diploma came in) in Journalism and achieving DDD was relatively straightforward for me as I wouldn't ever allow myself to achieve less. However some people in my class struggled with some aspects of the course so it all depends on the person.
Check to see what your college offers in terms of a BTEC ED in Applied Science. I'm aware that my college offered both Forensic Sciences and Medical Science in their specialised Applied Science courses.
Also, have you considered a Foundation Degree?
Basically I was in similar situation, got ABDU, with DU being in subjects I needed to do well in. So I was planning on re-taking A Levels (as I just finished AS Levels) but by the time I went to apply, all the places had been taken. But suddenly I was pointed to the BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Medical). It was a breath of fresh air. It's free if you are 19 or under and has an assortment of units beneficial for university degrees and careers in science. Specifically the biosciences.
Although I feel this course isn't as intensive in regards to A Levels, it provides good footing for what coursework and stuff would be like in university. It also gives you a more hands on approach. For example if you want to do biomedical sciences at university, you won't do much about microbiology in A Levels, apart from maybe the structure of bacteria, viruses and fungi. The BTEC will actually let you do practicals on microbiology to get a hands on feel for what it entails. With university obviously being more indepth.
I currently have offers for zoology, biomedical science and more at good universities so it is possible! Be prepared to do lots of coursework though. You will definitely not be able to do it in one year. This is my final year, and the total amount of work (passes, merits and distinctions) there is 132 bits of work to cover, whether that is coursework, practicals or presentations. Over two years it would probably be upwards of 250 bits of work to cover.
Essentially, the BTEC gives you more hands on approach to specific topics. Wide range of topics like biochemistry, chemistry for biology, Chemical Laboratory Techniques, Medical Physics, Genetics, Microbiology etc. with no exams. Look up the EDEXCEL website for more indepth information and talk with advisors etc. Also it is ESSENTIAL you look up university prospectuses to see if they accept BTECs, to avoid disappointment, email around if you have to. If you want to do medicine or dentistry or veterinary medicine etc, you may have to do additional things, as it is mainly A Levels for those. You can never be guaranteed a place in university even if you are doing A Levels. But to make yourself look better, obtaining as many distinctions as possible is key. Generally, overall grades in BTEC courses for uni involved DDM, though it is good to aim for D*D*D*.
Doing a whole BTEC in 1 year would not only be really difficult, but nigh on impossible.
There is a lot of work needed!
By the way, no need to bump your topic every so often
I'm thinking about doing BTEC Applied Medical Science in Septemeber instead.
Could anyone tell me what the course entails and if it can still get you in to uni?
Thanks in advance