College entry to include GCSE Mathematics minimum grade 4 and GCSE Combined Science minimum grade 4 – 4, (or Biology 4, Chemistry 4)
For each of the units you will be assessed either internally (coursework – 50% of final grade) or externally (assessed task or examination – 50% of final grade).
As you progress on the course you will find that your knowledge and understanding of science is enhanced and that you gain confidence in your own abilities through the practical aspects of the course. If you are considering future employment in a related field or progression to higher education then you will find that how you communicate and work within a team are extremely important skills to acquire. There is also a keen emphasis placed on how you work independently. You will develop your research skills, study skills and you will have the opportunity to visit a number of universities and workplaces to gain an insight into progression routes and future careers.
Units of study to include:
For year 11 students who have applied and joining us in year 12
Successful completion of this course will allow progression to careers in Biomedical Science, Biology, Medical Genetics, Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nursing, Radiotherapy Healthcare Sciences and Animal Science.
Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.
The college has a number of teams that play as part of the Association of College’s league and are very competitive each year. We play games on a Wednesday afternoon, so this will make up part of your time-table.
There will be trials for male and female football, male and female rugby league and netball on Wednesday 9th September at 1.30pm, meet at the Sports Hall. Following trials will be a pizza and soft drink meeting in the Sports Hall to give you more information on the season. Hockey and Basketball will follow during the first week. Details will be emailed.