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 A-C (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.
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.