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English Maths Science

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This course is designed primarily for young people aged 14-19 who may wish to explore a vocational route in Science. The course leads to an understanding of how science can be applied in a vocational/work setting. It does not give you all the skills you will need to do a job, but it does mean you have the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills that are relevant to your chosen area of work.

This course contains mandatory and optional units. The units cover Chemistry, Biology and Physics. You will be taught in our new laboratories and will have the opportunity to gain work experience and go on educational visits. If you need to improve your English or Maths qualifications, this can take place alongside this course.

You will work to complete written assignments and practical investigations to complete a range of practical and theory based units based on the following:

The Nature and Applications of Energy, Waves and Radiation The Study of Living Systems Concepts and Techniques for Chemistry Forensic Detection Electronics in Action Carrying out a Science or Technology Project

If you have not yet achieved a grade C (or above) in GCSE English and maths, you will be required to attend GCSE resit sessions (if you achieved grade D) or functional skills sessions (if you achieved grade E or below).

This evening course is designed to accommodate you if you wish to obtain a general certificate in Foundation GCSE Science and you are working during the day. The maximum grade achievable is a C grade.

The AQA GCSE (4405 specification A, Route 1) Core Science course involves three units of study:

  • The Physics unit centres upon heat and energy, electricity, waves, radioactivity and the universe;
  • The Biology unit develops ideas about keeping healthy and body changes. It moves on to drug use and abuse, habitats and variations in species, it also deals with the impact of humans on the environment;
  • The Chemistry unit examines rocks, fuels, polymers plant oils, the earth and its atmosphere.

The Extended Diploma in Applied Science is a two year full-time programme that is equivalent to three A levels. The course consists of 18 units that are delivered across two years allowing you to explore the applications of the three main disciplines of Science: Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Other subject areas include Mathematics, Statistics and Psychology.

The course aims to give you the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding by experiencing work across a range of contexts in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Scientific practical investigations are seen as very important aspect of the course and continue throughout the two years along with critical studies. In your first year, you will have the chance to lay the foundations of your scientific practical skills and techniques. It will include more Chemistry investigations than the other two disciplines, while the second year will focus more on Biological techniques.

You will progress onto the Extended Diploma after successful completion of the Diploma in the first year.

In your first year, you will have the chance to lay the foundations of your scientific practical skills and techniques. It will include more Chemistry investigations than the other two disciplines, while the second year will focus more on Biological techniques. You will work to complete written assignments and practical investigations to complete a total of 18 units across the two year programme.

The core units of study are listed below:

Fundamentals of Science Working in the Science Industry Scientific Investigations Scientific Practical Techniques Perceptions of Science Using Mathematical Tools in Science Additional units will be handpicked by the lecturing staff to provide you with a broader understanding of the Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

If you have not yet achieved a grade C (or above) in GCSE English and maths, you will be required to attend GCSE resit sessions (if you achieved grade D) or functional skills sessions (if you achieved grade E or below).

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