BTEC Medical Science

Exam Board

Edexcel

Entry Requirements

Students require a minimum of 5 A*-C grades at GCSE or equivalent, including a C grade or above in English and Mathematics.

Course Outline

This course enables students to develop key knowledge of scientific principles through a practical approach. Students study a range of units as part of the core, which include: Fundamentals of Science, Working in the Science Industry, Scientific Investigations, Scientific Practical Techniques, Perceptions of Science and using Mathematical Tools in Science. In addition to these units, students cover key areas of biology, chemistry and physics related to Medical Science.

Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the two years and includes assignments, presentations and practical based assessments.

Into the future…

This qualification prepares students for a wide range of careers including health care, scientific research, cosmetics, food and drink, physical science and engineering. The qualification can be used to progress to medically related degree courses such as Forensic Science, Biomedical Science, Pharmacy, Optometry, Radiography and Nursing.