Science GCSE

Course: GCSE Science
Location: Hartford Campus
Dates: 14/09/2017 to 14/06/2018
Times: 17.00 to 21.00
Fee: £362.00
Hours/week: 4.00
Weeks: 30



01606 74444

What is the programme structure?

This programme consists of a three-hour lecture per week September to June. There will be 4 additional Thursday evenings in Jan/Feb to complete practical assessment. In addition students should spend at least four hours per week on independent study. Exam dates are set by Edexcel along with school exams, ie during the day. Students who work will require to apply for holidays.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is aimed towards students who wish to improve to Grade C in general science.

How long does it take to complete?
This programme runs for 1 year, September to June.

What qualifications do I need?

Students are welcome to attend an informal discussion prior to enrolment

What does it include?

This programme will enable students to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics, including practical laboratory skills. Lectures, demonstrations and experiments will enrich your understanding of the topics in the specification.

Are there any special facilities for the programme?
Laboratories are equipped to meet the needs of the course. Highly skilled staff will support you throughout the sessions.

Will there be any extra costs involved?

Adult learners should consult with student services to be advised on cost and payment methods

How is the programme assessed?
This programme is assessed by three external examinations (one hour each) and one controlled assessments (three hour lab practical). Dates for these are released in Sept, your lecturers will make you fully aware of the dates. There are no opportunities for resits of failed exams. There will be three exams in total at the end of the year, note they are set on different days. Biology 1 hour Chemistry 1 hour Physics 1 hour

What award will I achieve?
GCSE Science equal to one GCSE

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What can I do next?

GCSE Science can be used to help students gain entry to Higher Vocational Qualifications in other science related areas. Many varied careers and advanced programmes require GCSE Science as a basic entry qualification. Adult learners following a career in teaching should note that some entry qualifications require B grade science, your lecturer can guide you on studying to this (or higher) levels.

Equal Opportunities:

Mid Cheshire College is committed to the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so the College will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality and faith.

The College supports the government initiative ‘Every Child Matters’ and ‘Youth Matters’ and all courses include elements which contribute to students achieving the five outcomes, namely, being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being.

How do I get further information?

Contact the college on 01606 74444 alternatively visit the website or email

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