Science GCSE

Course

In Wolverhampton

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Description

  • Typology

    Course

  • Location

    Wolverhampton

  • Start

    Different dates available

Description

If you are interested in science the GCSE course will give you a broad overview of the three main science areas – biology, chemistry and physics – and will enable you to investigate and solve scientific problems and communicate scientific observations and arguments effectively. The qualification will enable you to progress to a Level 3 science course and also progress to higher education qualifications or career options for which GCSE Science is an essential requirement. You will carry out practical sessions in our well-equipped science labs and throughout the course will have the opportunity to go on science-related educational visits and field trips.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Wolverhampton (West Midlands)
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Paget Road, WV6 ODU

Starts

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To take into account

To access this course you will be required to: Attend a college interview Undertake an assessment to determine your level of knowledge

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Subjects

  • Options
  • Teaching
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Biophysics
  • GCSE Physics

Course programme

During the course you will study the following modules: Biology How humans respond to changes What we can do to keep healthy What causes disease and how to defend our bodies Genetics Evolution Environmental Biology Chemistry How rocks provide building materials Extraction and uses of metals Fuels and crude oil Polymers Earth and the atmosphere Use of plant oils Physics Electricity and electrical devices Generating electricity Waves and electro-magnetic spectrum Radioactivity The universe and our solar system Heat transfer What skills will I gain? By studying this course you will develop your knowledge and understanding of: Material, physical and living worlds Effects of science on society Importance of scale in science Nature of science and of the scientific processes Relationships between hypotheses, evidence, theories and explanations Risk and potential risk in the context of potential benefits Observational, practical, modelling, enquiry and problem solving skills Communication, mathematics and the use of technology in scientific contexts How will I be assessed? Throughout the course you will be assessed through course work and a one hour exam in each area – biology, chemistry, physics. What can I do next? Completion of the course will enable you to: Progress to a Level 3 Science course Access a range of higher education courses and career options for which GCSE Science is an essential requirement – e.g. teacher training

Science GCSE

Price on request