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Outline

A variety of units are studied throughout the course. For example, you may study physiology of human body systems, scientifi c investigation, microbiological techniques, practical chemistry, organic chemistry, and medical physics, all of which have theoretical and practical aspects. 

Assessment:

  • Written assignments
  • Practical assessments in the form of lab practicals and primary research
  • Presentations
  • Examinations

Progression

These courses will prepare students academically for their next steps into Further or Higher Education, or for a career in a science-relate subject. Many of our students go on to study a science-related discipline at university in areas such as biomedical science, microbiology, health, or study for degrees in biology, chemistry, or physics. 

Entry Requirements

Students will need a minimum of three grade 4s and two grade 5s at GCSE including a grade 4 in GCSE English. The two grade 5s must come from a selection of Maths, Combined Science, Physics, Chemistry, or Biology, with the rest of these subjects at grade 4. Progression from Level 2 Vocational Science will require a merit grade profile wil Level 2 passes in examined units and grade 4 in English and grade 5 in Maths. Additional Information: We will consider 1 Vocational qualification in place of a GCSE as long as a grade 4 is achieved in English.

Fees

Don’t let the cost of studying put you off – most of our students study for FREE, and those who don’t qualify for funding are very often eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Eligibility depends on both the course you have chosen to study and your individual circumstances.

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Academic Yr

24/25

Name

Science (Applied) National Extended Diploma Level 3 (Year 1 of 2)

Available At

Pendleton Sixth Form College

Start Date

03/09/2024

Fee

£0

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