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Luton Sixth Form

Biomedical Science (BTEC Level 3)

Why study Biomedical Science?

Ever wanted to know more about the human body and the way in which systems within the body work together to allow it to function correctly? This course introduces all of these ideas as well as more vocationally linked topics to prepare you
for a career in the science industry. Biomedical Science provides an alternative route to a variety of science or health-based degree courses at university or serves to prepare you for the world of work. In this course you will cover Biology, Chemistry
and Physics and learn how these subjects are relevant to health-related careers.

Entry Requirements

In addition to our general entry requirements, you must have:

  • GCSE English – grade 3
  • GCSE Maths – grade 4
  • GCSE Science – two grade 4s (or Merit in Level 2 BTEC/OCR Science)

The Course

This course is designed to prepare you for employment in a laboratory or care environment or for entry to an appropriate university course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about this employment area, you will develop important skills for a science
career – the development of practical skills is a major part of the course.

You will learn through independent research using resources at college and information gathered on educational visits.

Course Activities

Learners will experience a wide range of activities and assessments. Assignments and coursework as well as more practical assessment form a large part of this course.

You will work independently and in groups and will use a variety of methods to present your work, such as posters, leaflets, scientific reports, whole class presentations and videos. You will need to conduct a significant amount of independent research to be successful and will find, analyse and draw conclusions from a variety of media. You will also complete five modular exams.
Students are expected to complete a minimum of 13.5 hours independent study per week.

Career and Progression Opportunities

This course will prepare you for a career in a variety of science-based industries or for entry to an appropriate university course. This course is particularly suitable if you are interested in working in the fields of nursing, biomedical science, forensic science or pharmaceuticals.

If you decide to go to university you could take a degree in subjects such as Biomedical Sciences,
Environmental Science or Pharmacology.


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