This course is focused on giving you a solid educational foundation to science, which includes both theoretical and practical skills in earth science, psychology, biology, chemistry and environmental science.
As a learner, you’ll acquire the investigative skills needed to work in a laboratory setting or progress onto a science-based Level 3 course or Apprenticeship programme.
Five GCSEs at grade 3 including English Language, Mathematics and double Science or equivalent. Single Science at grade 4 or above can be accepted in place of double Science.
You will study the following units:
You will be assessed by written assignments.
Successfully completing this course to Merit or above allows progression onto Level 3 Forensic Science and Criminal investigation or Level 3 Biomedical Science. It is also possible to go into the workplace by progressing onto the Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship.
I got into both of the universities I wanted to. It happens so fast and it’s an amazing feeling when you think that all of the work you’ve done has paid off in the best way possible.Anton Sukhorukov, A Level student
I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.David Stenning, Public Services student
Everyone at the College was really helpful, and there’s lots of facilities, meaning it’s very easy to get your work done on time, and get good grades. The teaching and support was excellent, they were always on top of it, and made sure you got work done on time and you were challenged. Everyone is friendly and its really diverse, meaning you can get involved in lots of different things.Conor Ward, BTEC student