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

Aims of the course

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

Unit Breakdown

Biology, chemistry, and physics.

Assessment Method

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

Progression Opportunities

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

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.

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.


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

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location below.



Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Evening
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 11/09/2017
End Date 06/07/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 £0 p/ year
19-24 £2,335 p/ year
24+ £2,335 p/ year
International £0 p/ year


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