This course is specifically for those wishing to study a broad science course at A level standard. Therefore the entry requirements are a grade 4 in GCSE Science together with a grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English.
There will be a combination of internally assessed practical assignments (40%), and externally assessed examined units (60%) sat in June each year. Grades of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* are awarded which are equivalent to A levels for the purpose of university entrance.
The requirements of the qualification are such that students will develop transferable skills which are valued by both higher education and employers.
The qualification can be taken with many other subjects leaving many progression routes open.
An ever-increasing number of degree related courses are now available to extend your understanding and operation of science.
Students could go straight into employment as they will develop analytical and processing skills valued by many, both inside and outside the Science Industry.