What will I learn?
You will flourish if you are passionate about your chosen area and are keen to go beyond the classroom whether it is out of personal interest or for career purposes. Science is, and should be, hands-on so you are expected to fully engage with practical experiments.
A range of trips are planned in order to ensure the course has a true vocational feel to it.
Three specialist units are selected; these could include any of the following:
- Using mathematical tools in science
- Mathematical calculations for science
- Genetics and genetic engineering
- Medical physics techniques
- Forensic evidence collection and analysis
- Criminal psychology
You will have access to a suite of superbly equipped laboratory facilities divided between physics, biology, chemistry and environmental science.
You have access to well-equipped laboratories which have been recently modernised and been much admired as a great practical learning space as well as support from our science technicians.
We also have an extensively well-supplied physics department, with equipment for nearly every college-level experiment you can think of. We have had guest speakers in from industry, including a presentation and demonstration about the Bloodhound, Britain’s bid to break the world land-speed record with the fastest car.
What grades will I need?
- Five GCSEs at A*-C/9-4 (including English, Maths and Science)
- BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Applied Science
How will I be assessed?
Coursework and final assessment.
Where will it lead me?
Higher Education – Foundation or BSc Degree in: