T Levels offer learners a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement. You will spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% of your time on a 45-day placement to equip you with the knowledge and skills companies are looking for.
Science T Level includes the following core elements:
• Core theory, concepts and skills
• Specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career
• An industry placement with an employer All students will develop a general understanding of health and science:
• Working within the health and science sector
• Health, safety and environmental regulations
• Managing information and data
• Principles of good scientific and clinical practice
• Core science concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, genetics, microbiology and immunology They will also learn about topics specific to science:
• Understanding the science sector
• Further science knowledge, including cell cycle and cellular respiration, enzyme and protein structure, waves, particles and radiation, rates of reaction, chemical analysis using relevant analytical techniques
• Scientific methodology
• Experimental equipment and techniques
• Ethics of science In addition to the core content, each student will study the laboratory science specialism. How will I be assessed? Core component:
• 2 written examinations
• Employer-set project (ESP)
You will need 4 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above including English, maths and science.
T Levels will be worth UCAS points – a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as three A Levels at A* – and will be recognised by universities and other education providers so you can choose to continue studying at university or progress to employment or a higher level apprenticeship. This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in science such as a pharmacist, biomedical scientist or radiographer.