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Science Faculty

 


Level 3 EDEXCEL BTEC in Applied Science (Forensics) (www.edexcel.com)

Year 12

Unit 1 – examination
Periodic table and the properties of elements
Production and uses of substances in relation to properties
Cell structure and function
Cell specialisation
Tissue structure and function
Working with waves
Waves in communication
Use of electromagnetic waves in communication 

Unit 2 – internally assessed coursework
Undertake titration and colorimetry to determine the concentration of solutions
Undertake calorimetry to study cooling curves
Undertake chromatographic techniques to identify components in mixtures
Review personal development of scientific skills for laboratory work

Year 13 BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science (Forensics) (QCF)

Unit 4 Scientific Practical Techiques

  • 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 18: Genetics and Genetic Engineering

  • Understand the process of protein synthesis
  • Be able to investigate the process of cell division in eukaryotic cells
  • Understand the principles of Mendelian genetics
  • Be able to apply basic techniques of DNA technology

Unit 32 Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis

  •  Be able to gather forensic evidence from a simulated crime scene using appropriate methods
  • Be able to use chemical techniques to analyse evidence from a simulated crime scene
  • Be able to use physical techniques to analyse evidence from a simulated crime scene
  • Be able to use biological techniques to analyse evidence from a  simulated crime scene

Be able to report the analysis of evidence from a simulated crime scene