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. If you want to study a BTEC Science course you must complete this certificate. You will then be able to progress on to a Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma.
- Fundamentals of science
- Scientific practical techniques
- Working in the science industry
- Applied science
- Applied biology
- Applied chemistry
- Applied physics
- Applied medical science
- Applied forensic science
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)
How will I be assessed?
Coursework and final assessment.
Where will it lead me?
- Further Education
- Subsidiary Diploma Applied Science of your choice
- Higher Education – Foundation or BSc Degree in: Medicine; Teaching; Research; Technician; Dentistry; Physiotherapist