A grade 4 or 5 in Science and Maths which are below the grades required for A Level Sciences (6 & 6 in Science and 6 in Maths). This course is not suitable for students who have achieved below grade 4 & 4 in Science or have not previously studied the GCSE.
Why Should You Take This Course?
The Science Foundation Year is a programme designed for students who wish to pursue A Level Science and Maths rather than the vocational alternative, but do not yet have the required grades (6 & 6 in Science and 6 in Maths), and who may have not studied the higher tier
You will follow the AQA Trilogy science course at higher tier which covers all of Biology, Chemistry and Physics alongside higher tier Maths if you have not already achieved a grade 6 or better. For students who have achieved well in Maths there is the option of taking the Core Maths course instead.
You can also take one of the Level 3 certificate courses offered in the college including the Applied Science course or an AS course or begin an A Level.
How will I be assessed?
You will sit two external exams for each of the three Science subjects and three for GCSE Maths at the end of the year. During the course you will be set regular tasks and assessments to gauge your progress.
Are there any special expenses?
PPE such as lab coats, goggles and gloves may need to be purchased. Any trips will have associated costs.
What could I do next?
If you achieve 6 & 6 or better in Science and 6 in Maths you will be able to take any of the Science A Level courses in combination with other A Levels or vocational courses offered by the College.
If you wish to apply for 2021-2022 academic year, please complete the online application form.