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Science

General Certificate of Secondary Education, equivalent to a level 2 qualification. This course combines biology, chemistry, physics, and scientific investigation skills.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    16 years and over. GCSE English and maths at minimum grade C or grades 5 - 9 or equivalent and previous science study. Students with non-standard qualifications will be considered by the science team. Students will be expected to carry out preparatory reading before each lesson and also complete homework.

    Assessment Method

    100% Exam will consist of 2 Biology papers, 2 Physics papers, and 2 Chemistry papers.

    Aims of the course

    Development of scientific skills and knowledge which will enable students to build a good understanding of science.

    Progression Opportunities

    Train as teachers, progress to A level science, or Level 3 diploma in applied science (medical/ forensic) or Access to Science courses.

    Facilities

    Laboratories and ICT labs. Students will also benefit from trips and day visits to exhibitions.

    Career Options

    Students can go on to pursue careers in teaching, allied professions in the medical field, and science-related industries, or on to Access to Higher Education.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Evening
Mode Part Time
Duration 33 weeks
Start Date 20/09/2021
End Date 10/06/2022

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 406 p/year
24+ £406 p/year
International £1,800 p/year

More Options

  • Starting 20/09/2021 at Southwark
    Venue Southwark
    Day/Eve Day
    Mode Part Time
    Duration 33 weeks
    Start Date 20/09/2021
    End Date 10/06/2022

    Funding

    For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

    16-18 Free
    19-24 £ 406 p/year
    24+ £406 p/year
    International £1,800 p/year

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https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/