A programme of study aimed at those returning to education. Designed to progress students to a level enabling them to embark on a degree course. The Access to Science programme is validated by One Awards.
GCSE 9-4 (English, Maths and Science)
This course includes the following modules/units:
- Food and Nutrition
- Higher Skills in Mathematics - Algebra and Graphical Techniques
- Core Science
- Mathematics Number
- Biology of Human Health and Illness
All units must be completed in order to achieve the award.
This course is predominantly classroom-based and students will be exposed to a variety of teacher-centred and student-centred/teacher-facilitated activities. There is an expectation that, over time, students will become more independent in terms of sourcing their own learning materials.
Assessment is ongoing throughout the year. Students will complete a portfolio of work.
On completion of the Access programme, students can apply for a range of Higher Education courses. Entry requirements for Higher Education programmes can differ between institutions and staff will discuss these requirements at interview, as some universities expect students to have a grade C or above in Maths/English/Science.
There is an expectation that students will work in their own time to complete the necessary reading, homework and assessment tasks. Please think carefully before undertaking a course of this nature as it is demanding and students will need to consider their work, family and other commitments.