You can progress to a qualification such as the Level 3 Applied Science in Forensics or Biomedical, or other level 3 qualifications such as health studies, IT, electronics, engineering, or an Access Diploma.
What can this course lead to?
Who is it for?
For anyone interested in working in the science industry, including roles in environmental science, quality control, research, analytical science, or education, this is the ideal course. Throughout the course, you’ll develop your skills and interest in science through practical tasks, as well as related theory, including communication and teamwork.
What is covered?
Throughout the course, you’ll study topics including:
- Principles of science
- Chemistry and our earth
- Biology and our environment
- Applications of chemical substances
- Health applications of life science
You’ll also have the opportunity to choose optional modules, including:
- The living body
- Science in medicine
- Chemical analysis and detection
- Exploring our universe
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above are required, and they must include English, maths, and science.
Two mandatory units will be externally assessed by examination. All other units will be continually assessed throughout the course, consisting of a variety of coursework assignments involving practical tasks and written work. Students need to be organized with their coursework completion in order to meet strict deadlines.