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 BTEC Extended Diplomas in Applied Science or Health and Social Care.
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 BTEC course or into employment.