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First Principles In Applied Science GCSE – Level 2


Level 2



Type of study

School Leavers




1 Year

This course provides you with an introduction to important science disciplines which will develop your knowledge and understanding of biology, chemistry and physics. You will be encouraged to pose scientific questions and define scientific problems.

Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English.


You will flourish if you are passionate about your chosen area and are keen to go beyond the classroom whether it is out of personal interest or for career purposes. Science is, and should be, hands-on so you are expected to fully engage with practical experiments. If you want to study a BTEC Science course, you must complete this certificate. You will then be able to progress on to a Level 3.  


Coursework and exam 


  • Progression to Level 3 courses


As part of your course, you will take part in a number of mandatory trips which are of direct relevance to the subject.  You will also have access to high calibre careers advice and be given the opportunity to visit a number of universities to find out about their science related degree courses.


You will have access to a suite of superbly equipped laboratory facilities divided between physics, biology, chemistry and environmental science.  

You have access to well-equipped laboratories which have been recently modernised and been much admired as a great practical learning space as well as support from our science technicians.