Forensics (Applied Science)

BTEC Level 2

Forensics (Applied Science)

Why should I study this course?

This will enable you to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of science, with an emphasis on fascinating topics linked to forensic and criminal investigation. Choose this course if you are looking to progress onto Level 3 Applied Science, Forensics, Criminology or any A Level science.

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What will I study?

You will study Biology, Chemistry and Physics throughout this course to build your scientific skills, knowledge and understanding. We also offer modules in crime scene investigation, the human body and the environment.

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How is the course assessed?

A combination of examination and coursework.

What will the course prepare me for?

You could go on to study a range of courses at Level 3 including: Applied Science, Forensic and Criminal Investigation, Sport, Music, Dance, or Health & Social Care. Alternatively you may wish to go straight into employment or follow the apprenticeship route.

Private study

We would advise you to spend 2-3 hours per week on independent study.

What materials will I need to provide?

Writing materials including paper. Revision guide. Scientific Calculator.

How will I be taught?

You will learn via a mixture of teacher-led sessions and practical investigations. We use innovative teaching methods making use of e-Learning, and new developments in teaching and learning.

This course is for you if...

You want to progress onto higher level study (Level 3) in a science-related field.

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What are the course requirements?

Grade 3 in Maths and preferably a 3 in GCSE Science (or a pass at BTEC Science).

If you are interested in joining the College, we will arrange a meeting with an experienced subject counsellor who will help you to choose courses that best suit your ambitions and achievements.

All entry requirement details are correct at the time of publication; however, the College may need to make some changes in light of student demand, staff availability and external factors beyond the College's control.

What skills do I need?

You need to be able to carry out practical investigations safely, and analyse the data that you obtain. Additionally, skills in problem-solving and group work would be beneficial.