Studying Science will take you into all sorts of fascinating careers. The UK is particularly strong in aerospace, biotechnology and medical technology.
On this course you will have the opportunity to study a range of science modules and units focussing on Chemistry and Biology. Your units are linked to the application of science and will develop your investigative skills.
Year 1: Principles & Application of Science 1; Practical Scientific Procedures & Techniques; Science Investigation Skills; Laboratory Techniques & Application; Physiology of Human Body Systems; Genetics; and Genetic Engineering.
Year 2: Principles & Applications of Science 2; Investigative Project; Contemporary Issues in Science; Biological Molecules & Metabolic Pathways; Applications of Organic Chemistry; Astronomy & Space Science; and Forensic Evidence, Collection & Analysis.
The majority of your lessons will be in laboratories where you’ll be carrying out practical experiments, writing up scientific reports or preparing posters and presentations for your assignments. Some theory lessons are classroom based or in IT rooms.
There are a variety of assessment methods including; examinations, written coursework, presentations and practical experiments. You will be assessed throughout the programme.
This course is the equivalent of three A-Levels and worth upto 168 UCAS points depending on your grades. This allows progression to related degree programmes at universities across the country including the University of Central Lancashire. Alternatively you may seek employment in the industry.
You’ll need to buy a laboratory coat for practical work and equipment such as a folder, pens, pencils and a scientific calculator.
You need five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English Language or maths with a minimum grade 3 for the other subject. You will also need GCSE Science and Additional Science at grade 4 (C) or above or grade 4 (Cs) in two of the following: GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics, or a Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science at merit level.