What will I learn?
You'll learn about: scientific investigation techniques; using mathematical tools in science; forensic and criminal psychology; criminology; road traffic investigations; genetics and genetic engineering; human physiology; and microbiology You will also learn functional skills You'll be taught through a combination of lectures, workshops and practical exercises, and will take part in independent research study
How will I be assessed?
You will do a mix of practical coursework, presentations and assignments, and put together a portfolio of your work
What may it lead to?
This can lead to a science-related job or a Higher Education (degree-level) course in forensic science, forensic pathology, criminology, toxicology and psychology It will also open up a wide range of job opportunities, such as joining the police Whilst the main focus of your progression will be to different branches of forensic science, you can also go on to specialise in other areas of science
Five GCSEs at grade A*- C (including English, Maths & preferably Science at grades BB) or Level 2 in Applied Science at Distinction grade (with Maths & English at grade C or above)
You will take part in work experience for at least a month over the two years
Additional Information & Other Costs
You will have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge through trips to crown court There may also be the opportunity to join a Science Conference with the Royal Institute held at Disneyland Paris