Overview top

This course provides a fantastic opportunity to expand your knowledge on an interesting mix of scientific topics. During the programme you will have the opportunity to explore the wonders of the human body, discover the world of viruses and bacteria and develop practical skills.

During the course learners will complete the following mandatory units:

  • Unit 1: Principles of Science

  • Unit 2: Chemistry and our Earth

  • Unit 3: Energy and our Universe

  • Unit 4: Biology and our Environment

  • Unit 5: Applications of Chemical Substances

  • Unit 6: Applications of Physical Science

  • Unit 7: Health Applications of Life Science

  • Unit 8: Scientific Skills

In addition, learners will complete optional units in the following science disciplines of chemistry, biology and physics.

Entry Requirements top

Interview with the science team.

Minimum of level 1 or equivalent in maths.

Assessment top

Assessment will take the form of internally and externally assessed units. The externally assessed units deal with science principles and scientific skills. The approach for the internally assessed units provides opportunities to explore beyond these principles.

Professional Opportunities top

Successful learners can apply to continue studying a range of level 3 programme here at South Tyneside College, including the BTEC Foundation Diploma in Applied Science. Full advice and guidance on progression routes and opportunities will be offered throughout the programme.