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English ESOL Maths Science

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The aim of the course is to lay the foundations of Level 3 Applied Science as well as develop your scientific practical skills and techniques. Throughout the course you will develop autonomous, analytical and critical abilities working with subject content from all three sciences. As well as theoretical and practical assignments, you will be expected to contribute to group discussions within the classroom. On successful completion of the one year, you can then progress to the BTEC Extended Diploma which will be achieved at the end of the second year.

You can expect to study:

  • The Principles and Applications of Science
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Laboratory Techniques and their Application
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Human Regulation and Reproduction
  • Forensic Evidence, Collection and Analysis

You will work to complete two external exams, written assignments and practical investigations to complete the necessary units.

This Access course is designed to prepare non-traditional 19+ learners, who have the ability, for entry in to Medicine and other medical related courses. The course is accredited by Gateway and carries nationally recognised certification. Successful completion of an Access course is recognised by most universities as a qualification for entry to Higher Education.

You will be covering modules in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths to give you a sound base for study at University. You will become proficient in a number of standard laboratory techniques including microscopy, dissections, spectroscopy, gel electrophoresis, aseptic technique, microbiology, chemical and biochemical identification tests, organic syntheses and approximations of physical standards.

The aim of the course is to develop your knowledge and understanding in all of the three science areas. You will also develop functional and personal, learning and thinking skills (PLTS) as you progress.

These can be achieved through presentations and discussions in which you will have opportunities to express your opinion about current science issues, and also through investigations using numerical data and use of ICT to produce reports. Scientific employers value employees who are able to communicate effectively using electronic communication and the correct scientific symbols and terminology.

You can expect to study these mandatory units:

  • Principles of Science (external exam)
  • Chemistry and our Earth
  • Energy and our Environment
  • Biology and our Environment
  • Applications of Chemical Substances
  • Applications of Physical Science
  • Health Applications of Life Science
  • Scientific Skills (external exam)

Some subject specific optional units that you may study include: Practical Scientific Project, The Living Body, Growing Plants for Food and Investigating a crime scene. It is important that you develop your vocational practical skills and can follow scientific procedures in a logical and safe manner, observe and record data accurately (using ICT where possible), and present information concisely to enable others to successfully complete the same investigation/practical experiment safely.

The aim of the course is to develop your knowledge and understanding in Physics, Biology and Chemistry whilst improving your vocational practical skills. You will learn how to follow scientific procedures in a logical and safe manner, observe and record data accurately (using ICT where possible), and present information concisely to enable others to successfully complete the same investigation/practical experiment, safely. Level 1 academic study is just below Level 2 (GCSE) Level.

You can expect to study:

  • Healthy Living
  • Forensic Detection
  • Using Equipment to make Scientific Observations and Measurements
  • Electronics in Action
  • The Study of Living Systems
  • Concepts and Techniques for Chemistry
  • Working in Science and Technology

Additionally you will develop other skills throughout the course, including time management, working with independence and team working, which will help your employability and will prepare you for progression to Level 2 study on completion of this Level 1 Diploma.

You will study a range of topics designed to enhance skills in Science and Biology to enable you to succeed on a Higher Education programme where GCSE Science is part of the entry criteria. As part of the course you will investigate, observe, experiment and test out ideas, all the while building a deep understanding of Biology. The course will help put Biology in the context of students’ everyday lives. Students will make and record observations and measurements using a range of apparatus and methods and you will also carry out and represent mathematical and statistical analysis – therefore a good grasp of maths is essential.

You can expect to study:

  • Cell Biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance
  • Variation and evolution
  • Ecology

There are two exams at the end of the course. Both are 1 hour 45 mins and each accounts for 50% of the total marks.

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2020-21 Course Guide

Havering College Course Guide 2020/21

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