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Science First Diploma

Entry Requirements:
A range of 3/2 or D-E grades at GCSE. Students who do not have English and Maths at grade C/4 or above will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

Why Should You Take This Course?
If you would like to gain a Level 2 qualification in Science which is the equivalent of 3 GCSEs, then this course is for you. After this course you could progress onto Level 3 courses at the College and it is an excellent stepping stone on to the Extended Diplomas in Applied Science or Health and Social Care.

Course content
The course consists of a broad range of science topics including Physics, Chemistry and Biology units.
You will cover a total of 12 units including:
Principles of Science
Chemistry and our Earth
Energy and our Universe
Biology and our Environment

How will I be assessed?
Some units are internally assessed by written work in a portfolio and successful work is awarded a pass, merit or distinction grade. Work will include a range of practical and written skills. Other units are assessed through an exam that can be sat at 3 occasions through the year. Your ability to plan and analyse practical investigations is also assessed under exam conditions.

Are there any special expenses?
There are no special expenses.

What could I do next?
Successful students could progress to a Level 3 course or into employment.


How to apply for this course

2019-2020 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2019-2020 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post
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If you wish to apply for 2019-2020 academic year, please complete the online application form.

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