This site contains assignment ideas and supporting resources for the delivery and assessment of 2010 Specification of EDEXCEL Level 2 BTEC in Applied Science.

The aims of this site are to:

  • showcase possible new assignment ideas that can be adapted to suit a particular school
  • suggest a wide range of engaging practical activities and investigations to accompany them as well innovative ideas for experiments, demos and other L&T strategies to cover the unit content
  • suggest how to put vocational contexts at the heart of the learning experiences and show how to really engage students by linking the science to their everyday world

Each assignment idea is accompanied by guidance on assessment, worksheets (where applicable), technician’s notes and supporting resources.

NOTE: It is the centre’s responsibility to ensure that any assignments fulfil the examination board’s grading criteria and rules. Copies of the exam board’s specifications, updates, notices and tutor resources can be found at

Health and Safety: Any suggested practical activities will need to be subjected to a full risk assessment before they are carried out.

We are indebted to all the teachers, technicians and educational professionals that have contributed to the material on the site and to those who are currently developing new materials for the optional units.

We value any feedback on the site through our contact page.

The Science Team