Applied Science - Medical (Extended Diploma)

Extended Diploma




Course Overview

This vocational course, equivalent to three A Levels, is ideally suited to students who enjoy Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and are looking for an alternative to A Levels. 



Exams (42%) Coursework (58%)

Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements, Maths and English grade 4 plus grade 4 in two GCSE science subjects or Merit grade in BTEC Science.

Exam board: Edexcel

Approximately £20 for textbooks, plus optional field trips.

Programme leader:

Jon Lagden

Course structure

Enhancing your studies

Life after Henley


There are many career opportunities as a forensic scientist including specialisms in DNA profiling, tissue analysis, explosives/firearms/ballistics, research and laboratory work.

Higher education

This course is an accepted qualification for entry into university, particularly for science-related degrees such as criminology, dietetics, forensic science, psychology and biology-related subjects.

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