This course is ideal for students who are interested in science and see themselves having a career in the science
industry. This course is aimed at school leavers or students progressing from a suitable level 1 programme and will
give students the opportunity to progress to a vocationally related level 3 course.
Students must have a minimum: 2 GCSE's at grade 4 or above including English or Maths and 3 GCSE's at
grade 3. Progressing students from an equivalent qualification are also suitable.
Students will be studying a range of units within areas of biology, chemistry and physics. The units require applied
learning that brings together knowledge and understanding with practical and technical skills. Students will develop
essential transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis which are valued in both
further education and the workplace.
Students are expected to attend all timetabled sessions which cover the different units, tutorial and will give the
opportunity to develop English and Maths skills further. Students will spend time on self-study to review class notes,
prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for the exam.
Students have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding in a range of work-relatedcontexts and assessments:
- Work-related assignments such as essays, reports, case studies, research projects
- One unit is assessed in a written exam
All units have to be completed to gain the overall grade and qualification
This qualification provides the opportunity to progress to a voctionally related level 3 course or apprenticeship