We believe that science has something to
offer every student, and that everyone needs some level of relevant scientific understanding. This course provides a science qualification for Level 2 students so that students of all abilities and all aspirations can realise their potential. The course covers all three sciences and has divided the content into two main sections, which contain connections between areas of Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
There’s no better way to learn about science than
through purposeful practical activities as part of day- to-day teaching and learning. Our practicals are clearly laid out in the specification, so you know exactly what’s required; and are deliberately open so they can be covered in the way that suits students.
This one-year qualification enables you to extend
your range of GCSE qualifications to progress to Level 3 courses, gaining the equivalent to 2 GCSE choices. Working as part of a cohesive group, receiving tutorial support and study skills assistance from our specialist staff, you will build the foundations to enable you to be successful on a Level 3 study programme.
The course covers all three sciences and has divided the content into two main sections, which contain connections between areas of biology, physics and chemistry. Some of the topics you will study include:
Transport over larger distances: systems in animals and plants and how these systems interact.
Interactions with the environment: the effects of factors in the environment on organisms, how our choices affect our health.
How organisms, species, living and non-living systems change over time.
Movement and interactions: rates of change of motion and direction of large and small objects, and chemical changes.
Guiding Spaceship Earth towards a sustainable future: resources of materials and energy.
At least 3 GCSEs at Grade 4.
Grade 3 in GCSE English
and GCSE Maths.
Students who have not
achieved a Grade 4 in GCSE English and/or GCSE Maths must retake these as part of their study programme.