If you have a strong interest in pursuing a career or working towards higher qualifications in science, then this course will give you a broad coverage of the theories and practices involved. You will work in the College's new science labs, practising the skills needed to carry out scientific investigations.
This course introduces students to a wide range of skills and knowledge. You will learn the skills required to carry out a range of laboratory tasks. Units include Chemistry of Production, Chemical Design, Science of Health, Science of the Earth, Physics in Sport, and Science of Telecommunications. The units are taught by a combination of lectures, workshops, practical exercises and independent research study.
Assessment is continuous throughout the course and consists of practical coursework, presentations and assignments to build a portfolio of work.
Learners can progress on to BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Applied Science, including the Forensic Science and Medical Science pathways, or they can go into employment.
4 Ds or 3s including English and Maths or a relevant Full Level 1.
You will have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge of the science sector through organised visits to local industries such as the Greenwich Observatory and the Science Museum. There may also be the opportunity to join a science conference with the Royal Institute, held at Disneyland Paris.