Applied Science

Year 12/13  Diploma – BTEC Level 3 – Internally assessed units including:
Fundamentals of science, Working in the science industry, Scientific practical techniques, Science in the work place, Physiology and Mathematical calculations for science.
Scientific investigations, Perceptions of science, Biochemistry and Biochemical techniques, Microbiological techniques, Medical physics and Biomedical science techniques.

Year 12

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Unit 1 – Fundamentals of Science

Be able to use the necessary skills to measure quantities for chemical reactions

Be able to use the correct equipment to identify structures in different types of cells

Be able to investigate different types of energy and their transfers

Be able to communicate scientific information

Unit 2 – Working in the Science industry

Know how procedures are followed and communicated in the scientific workplace

Be able to design a scientific laboratory

Know about laboratory information management systems

Be able to demonstrate safe working practices in the scientific workplace

Key Activities / Homework For the learners to gain their pass, merit and distinction criteria they will complete a range of activities which will include exams, posters, presentations, investigations and practical work.
Assessments All learners will complete a range of pass, merit and distinction criteria throughout the term,
Suggest reading & support materials Science learning gateway – http://portal.bradfordacademy.co.uk/SubjectAreas/ScienceandHealth/Science_KS4_BTEC/default.aspx BTEC level 3 National text book
Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Unit 4 – Scientific Practical Techniques

Be able to use analytical techniques

Be able to use scientific techniques to separate and assess purity of substances

Be able to use instruments/sensors for scientific investigations

Unit 10 – Using Science in the workplace

Understand how science-based organisations develop products and deliver services

Understand the requirements of science technicians in the organisation

Be able to carry out relevant scientific practical work

Know the constraints under which the organisation must operate

Key Activities / Homework For the learners to gain their pass, merit and distinction criteria they will complete a range of activities which will include exams, posters, presentations, investigations and practical work.
Assessments All learners will complete a range of pass, merit and distinction criteria throughout the term,
Suggest reading & support materials Science learning gateway – http://portal.bradfordacademy.co.uk/SubjectAreas/ScienceandHealth/Science_KS4_BTEC/default.aspx BTEC level 3 National text book

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Unit 11 – Physiology of the human body system

Know the levels of organisation within the body

Be able to relate the structure of the circulatory system to its function in a multi-cellular organism

Be able to relate the structure of the respiratory system to it function

Be able to relate the structure of the digestive system to its function

Understand the immunological function of the lymphatic system Unit 6 – Using Mathematical tools for science

Be able to use mathematical tools in science

Be able to collect and record scientific data

Be able to display and interpret scientific data

Unit 7 – Mathematical calculations for science

Be able to use algebraic manipulations to solve scientific problems 2

Be able to use trigonometric methods to solve scientific problems 3 Be able to use calculus to solve scientific problems

Key Activities / Homework For the learners to gain their pass, merit and distinction criteria they will complete a range of activities which will include exams, posters, presentations, investigations and practical work.
Assessments All learners will complete a range of pass, merit and distinction criteria throughout the term,
Suggest reading & support materials Science learning gateway – http://portal.bradfordacademy.co.uk/SubjectAreas/ScienceandHealth/Science_KS4_BTEC/default.aspx BTEC level 3 National text book

Year 13

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Unit 3 – Scientific Investigations

Be able to plan an investigation relevant to the area of study

Be able to undertake the planned investigation, using appropriate scientific principles

Be able to collect, collate and analyse the results from the investigation

Be able to draw conclusions from the investigation

Unit 5 – Perceptions of science

Know how scientific ideas develop

Understand the public perception of science, as influenced by the media

Be able to investigate the ethical and moral issues associated with scientific advances

Know the relationship between science, commerce and politics

Key Activities / Homework For the learners to gain their pass, merit and distinction criteria they will complete a range of activities which will include exams, posters, presentations, investigations and practical work.
Assessments All learners will complete a range of pass, merit and distinction criteria throughout the term,
Suggest reading & support materials Science learning gateway – http://portal.bradfordacademy.co.uk/SubjectAreas/ScienceandHealth/Science_KS4_BTEC/default.aspx BTEC level 3 National text book
Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Unit 13 – Biochemistry and biochemical techniques

Be able to investigate properties of water and biological molecules in living organisms

Understand the structure of proteins

Be able to investigate the factors that affect the activities of enzymes in biological systems

Know the difference between aerobic and anaerobic respiration.

Unit 15 – Microbiological techniques

Be able to identify the characteristic features and functions of akaryotes, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells

Be able to use aseptic techniques to culture micro-organisms

Be able to determine the factors that influence the growth of micro-organisms

Know how to identify micro-organisms

Key Activities / Homework For the learners to gain their pass, merit and distinction criteria they will complete a range of activities which will include exams, posters, presentations, investigations and practical work.
Assessments All learners will complete a range of pass, merit and distinction criteria throughout the term,
Suggest reading & support materials Science learning gateway – http://portal.bradfordacademy.co.uk/SubjectAreas/ScienceandHealth/Science_KS4_BTEC/default.aspx BTEC level 3 National text book

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Unit 20 – Medical Physics

Know atomic structure and physical principles of ionising radiation and ultrasound

Understand how radiopharmaceuticals are used in diagnostic imaging

Know the basic principles of magnetic resonance imaging

Understand the importance of radiation safety to the treatment of malignant disease radiotherapy

Unit 21 – Biomedical Science techniques

Understand the structure and characteristics of major groups of organisms of medical importance Understand how the body defends itself against infection

Know how the principles of blood transfusion science relates to the study of haematology

Know the importance of cell pathology as a diagnostic tool

Understand how the chemical make-up of the body influences health and disease

Key Activities / Homework For the learners to gain their pass, merit and distinction criteria they will complete a range of activities which will include exams, posters, presentations, investigations and practical work.
Assessments All learners will complete a range of pass, merit and distinction criteria throughout the term,
Suggest reading & support materials Science learning gateway – http://portal.bradfordacademy.co.uk/SubjectAreas/ScienceandHealth/Science_KS4_BTEC/default.aspx BTEC level 3 National text book