To be considered for this course you will need an average GCSE point score of 5 (C) including a minimum of grade 5 (C) in Core Science, Additional Science, Maths and English. If you have not obtained a grade 5 (C) in Maths and English you may be asked to re-take your Maths and English GCSEs.
BTEC Nationals are assessed in three ways:
- Assignments: Set and marked by teachers
- Tasks: Work-based challenges in timed, realistic work conditions
- Written exams.
This course prepares you to either progress to a variety of science-related degree courses at university level or to work in science based employment.