You will study basic scientific principles in biology, chemistry and physics. You will make scientific observations by undertaking practical experiments and learn skills and techniques for chemistry investigations; learning to use mathematical tools in science and undertaking a practical scientific project. You will attend English, maths and IT classes as part of the programme and have weekly tutorials to support you. You will be assessed through assignments and practical work. All students will undertake work experience as part of their study programme.
Key areas of study include:
• The study of living things
• Healthy living
• Health and causes of disease
• Using scientific equipment
• The nature and application of energy, waves and radiation
• Science in the world
There are no formal qualifications necessary for this course, however you will need to show a genuine interest in science and be competent in English and maths at Entry Level 3. You will also be required to complete an interview.
If you pass this qualification, and achieve English and maths at Grade 3, you may progress to the BTEC First Award in Applied Science Level 2 at the College. Alternatively, you may enter initial employment as an assistant science technician or assistant practitioner in a wide variety of roles in the science industry.