If you are looking to raise your current Science GCSE grade for further education or employment, this course is for you.
This course is for you if...
...you have a grade D or higher in GCSE Maths and wish to improve it to a C or above.
Where can this course lead to?
Completion of the GCSE (further extended) at a minimum grade of B will aid progression to Level 3 courses such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics at A Level.
What will I study on this course?
The aim of this course is to provide an opportunity for students to learn about modern science and its effect on our daily lives; to provide a recognised science qualification for certain career paths; and to offer a qualification that complements a wide range of other qualifications at both Level 2 and Level 3.
The topics covered include:
- Biology topics on environment, genetics, nerves, hormones and drugs.
- Chemistry topics on chemical reactions, useful chemicals, smart materials and nanotechnology.
- Physics topics on electricity, waves and space.
The course will develop factual knowledge about some of the new developments in science as well as some important basic ideas that scientists have known for a long time. The course will also look at ‘how science works’.
This is the process that scientists use to gather evidence and develop new theories, and also deals with what happens when this work affects everyone else in our society. This material will be delivered using a variety of learning methods to help you reach your potential.
There will be regular opportunities for practical work and you will learn a range of practical techniques, including some that cannot usually be done in science classes at school.
Extended opportunities and enrichment
Students will be able to use our laboratories to conduct experiments.