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Applied Science

The Royal School, Wolverhampton has a dedicated team of specialist science teachers who are passionate about their subject and endeavour to instil this passion to all students on a daily basis. The philosophy within the department is to bring a holistic approach to the study of science. We aim to bring an enjoyment and love of biology, chemistry and physics subjects, as well as a knowledge and understanding of the importance science plays within our lives. From exciting experiments in one of our six large and well-equipped laboratories, through purposeful debates and discussions to hands-on collaboration experiences, we aim to make our subject as accessible as possible to everyone who studies it. The course also aims to develop communication skills so that all students can share their scientific experiences meaningfully with others, readying them for university courses and the world of work. 

The Applied Science BTEC pathway runs parallel to our A-level suite of courses. The BTEC route offers students alternative access to a science qualification, with an emphasis on practical, vocational and experimental science. This course is equivalent to one A-level and is taken in conjunction with two other option choices. 

Science resources, including all textbooks, are available electronically via Kerboodle.  

All teaching resources, presentations, worksheets and practical guidance is available to pupils via Teams. 


All BTEC Nationals provide transferable knowledge and skills that prepare learners for progression to university. 

The transferable skills that universities value include: 

• the ability to learn independently 

• the ability to research actively and methodically 

• being able to give presentations and being active group members.


Course overview

·        Unit 1 Principles and Applications of Science  (Exam)

·        Unit 2 Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques (Coursework)

·        Unit 3 Science Investigation Skills (Exam)

·        Unit 8 Physiology of Human Body Systems (Coursework)