After completing this course you can move onto a level 3 qualification such as Access to HE Science or BTEC Sciences providing that you also have your Maths and English GCSE’s. If you have L3 already this could support your entry to university.
What can this course lead to?
Who is it for?
This course is for anyone who would like to progress to level 3 courses such as A–Levels, Access to Science or BTECs. It is especially relevant for anyone wanting to go into teaching or nursing.
What is covered?
GCSE Core Science will help you to understand how science affects everyday life and will give you a good understanding of the main scientific theories of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The course will also help develop your practical and problem solving skills, and covers a number of topics including human biology and the environment, products from rocks and energy transfer and waves.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
You can enrol immediately if you have GCSE Science at grade D or English and maths GCSE grade D or 3 and above. Or functional skills English and maths level 2. If you do not meet the above entry requirements you can apply but will be referred to the science department for an interview to determine if the course is suitable.
All of the GCSE science courses are composed of final year examinations as well as coursework completed in classes.
It would be advisable to purchase a relevant GCSE text book and you will be advised of this when you start.
Course to start after the October half term and to be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6pm –8pm (students need to attend both days).