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 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.
In the Earth Science unit you look at ideas about the changing nature of the Earth and our place as humans living on Earth. During the biology and psychology unit you will be looking at factors that affect health, wellbeing and how human behaviours can be explained using a number of approaches. In Chemistry you will be looking at the wide spread uses of chemicals, including practical investigations to gather data.
Furthermore, you’ll look at a range of analytical techniques, used both in medical and commercial laboratories, and develop your understanding of these within practical Chemistry units. Studying Human Behaviour will develop your understanding of how a variety of human behaviours can be explained using a number of different approaches.
During Science and Health you will be looking at how Science is providing treatments for many diseases and infections that cause problems within society. This leads onto environmental analysis where you will look at the world around you and how scientists work to maintain the quality of our land, water and air.
You will be assessed by written assignments.
Successfully completing this course to a 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.
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