Preparatory Year in Biological & Life Sciences

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Biological & Life Sciences

The cost of enrolling in a preparatory year program varies from institution to institution. It is based on factors such as length of program, number of courses, and location. Students should contact the school directly for more information regarding costs and fees.

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A-Levels

Llandrillo Menai International
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Rhôs-on-Sea Bangor + 1 more

In the UK, this is the most popular way of progressing to your place at University. You will study up to 4 subjects from the range of 45 subjects on offer at our campuses, for a period of 2 years. You will study 4-5 hours per subject each week and also have one to one time with your personal tutor for feedback and support. [+]

Best Course Studies in Biological & Life Sciences 2017. A Levels Category: A Levels and International Baccalaureate Subject: A Levels In the UK, this is the most popular way of progressing to your place at University. You will study up to 4 subjects from the range of 45 subjects on offer at our campuses, for a period of 2 years. You will study 4-5 hours per subject each week and also have one to one time with your personal tutor for feedback and support. Approximately 700 students take part in A level study each year at the College. 98.5% of our students pass their A Levels with us compared to a national average of 98.1%. 20% of students score A*- A grades. 60% of students score A*- C grades. The A Level Subjects popular with our International students include: Accounting Art & Design (5 options) Biology Business Studies Chemistry Design and Technology English Language English Literature French Geography Government & Politics History Law Mathematics ( inc Further Maths option) Physics Psychology World Development Sociology The International Office team and our teachers can advise you on which A Level subjects to choose to progress to the University of your choice. Our A level teachers are experts in their field, many holding Doctorates in their subjects. They only teach students over the age of 16, so are focused on getting you to University and do not have to worry about students studying at lower levels. Facilities at the College are first class with well-equipped laboratories and workshops for our small class sizes of no more than 20 students in each lesson. You will have an academic Personal Tutor who will work with our International team to help you during your time in the College. There will be opportunities to participate in a variety of activities alongside your academic studies with your classmates including listening to specialist visiting lecturers, community activities and enterprise competitions. Minimum entry requirements: Aged 16 or over at the September of your year of entry Evidence of a very good academic profile from your High School studies A UKVI IELTS score of 5.5 points or above A completed Llandrillo Menai International application form – fill in as much information as you can. We shall contact you for any missing information, such as exam results, etc. This programme is for you if: You are a high achiever who wants to go to University You are willing to work hard to achieve your goals You have a good standard of English to enable you to participate in class with your new UK classmates You have a very good academic profile from your home High School. [-]

Chemistry A Level

Exeter College
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Exeter

This two year course is designed to provide a smooth transition from GCSE Core/Additional Science and GCSE Chemistry courses and to interface with the needs of Higher Education courses. It provides an appreciation and understanding of important chemical principles which are fundamental to the understanding of the world in which we live. [+]

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed? This two year course is designed to provide a smooth transition from GCSE Core/Additional Science and GCSE Chemistry courses and to interface with the needs of Higher Education courses. It provides an appreciation and understanding of important chemical principles which are fundamental to the understanding of the world in which we live. The course also encourages students to come to understand how scientists investigate scientific phenomena in their attempts to explain the world around us. Students develop their practical skills to complement their understanding of chemical concepts. The study of chemistry is useful in understanding other areas of science. You will be taught through lectures, practical work, problem solving and discussions. You will have access to fully equipped laboratories and PCs with interactive media. You will be assessed in May/June of each year with mock exams in the January of each year. In the first year there are 2 exams of 1 hour 30 minutes duration, in the second year there are 3 exams each of 2 hours duration. There is no coursework element but a series of practical investigations will be assessed in order to award a certificate of practical endorsement and to prepare students for practical questions in the main exams. What topics will I study? Chemistry is divided into distinct disciplines that are assessed in all the written papers across the 2 years. Physical Chemistry includes the study of: Atomic structure and periodic trends Amount of substance Bonding and structure Kinetics and equilibria Redox and electrochemistry Organic Chemistry includes the study of: Alkanes, alkenes, aromatic systems and halogenoalkanes Alcohols, aldehydes and ketones Carboxylic acids and their derivatives Amines, amino acids, proteins and DNA Polymers, mechanisms and organic synthetic methods Inorganic Chemistry includes the study of: Group 2, the alkaline earth metals Group 7, the halogens Properties of period 3 elements and their oxides Transition metals and their complexes Reactions of ions in aqueous solution Analytical Chemistry includes the study of: Isomerism and identification of functional group by test tube reactions. Infrared spectroscopy Time of flight mass spectrometry Thin-layer, column and gas chromatography Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy What experiences will I get? You will have use of well-equipped labs, guest speakers about careers in chemistry as well as the opportunity to take part in national competitions and attend workshops run by the RSC. What are the entry requirements? You need five GCSEs at grade C or above and three GCSEs at grade D or above. It is essential you have English language and maths at grade B or above and two GCSEs in science subjects including additional science or chemistry at grades B or above. Students enrolling with a grade B in Additional Science will be asked to attend an additional support course for chemistry. A grade D or above is needed at the end of year 1 for progression to the second year of the A Level. What can I study alongside this course? This course can be combined with other courses to make a full programme and it is recommended that it is combined with another maths and science subject for applicants looking to progress to a science related course at university. What facilities are there? You will have access to new fully equipped laboratories and PCs with a wealth of information and learning tools on the chemistry intranet as well as access to a learning centre. What can the course lead on to? If your programme includes other Sciences and/or Mathematics, a wide range of scientific and technical courses and careers are available. You could progress to Higher Education or a career in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Forensic Science, Pharmacy, Medicine and related subjects. A scientific training is also widely recognised as a valid preparation for ultimate careers in a whole range of occupations from management to marketing. Are there any additional costs? There are some costs of materials and resources. What do our students think? "I chose to study here because I knew I was guaranteed a good education and also it offers freedom that I enjoy – I travel from Barnstaple each day so it was a big decision. I enjoy the subjects, they interest me and the teaching is good and I have succeeded. It’s a big college but you always know where you’ve got to be and when, and it’s very sociable. I have a place to study medicine at Bristol so hopefully I’ll be a doctor one day. My tip for future students is to work hard, be social and enjoy yourself." "I chose to study three science subjects because I'm hoping to study Bio-chemistry at university, I'm thinking about Oxbridge. It's livelier here than at school but better because people do listen to the teacher because they've chosen to do the subject." This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). [-]

Foundation Program - Access to Science

Boston College UK
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Boston

This Access to Science programme is designed for adults interested in undertaking a career in the Science or Engineering fields. [+]

Best Course Studies in Biological & Life Sciences 2017. This Access to Science programme is designed for adults interested in undertaking a career in the Science or Engineering fields. This course is available in Boston. Successful completion of the course could also lead to progression onto the College's University Level courses. You could study the HNC/HND in Applied Science or Computing Systems and Development on your doorstep and at up to half the cost of university fees. What will I do? The Diploma is gained by achieving 18 Level 3 credits in 3 main subjects. You can choose these from the following subjects, Biology, Physics, Maths, Chemistry or Computing. You will also complete 3 Level 3 credits in Study Skills: Research and Referencing and 3 Level 3 credits in IT for Academic Purposes. Entry Qualifications Whilst it is an advantage that you have a full Level 2 qualification prior to entry on the course, the only requirement is that you hold at least a GCSE grade C in maths, and at least a GCSE grade D in English (equivalent qualifications considered). Where could it lead? Successful completion of the course may allow you direct entry to university study on courses such as Science relate degrees, for example; Engineering, Agronomy, Radiology, Genetics, Zoology, Automotive Engineering, Bio-medical Science, Computer Programming, Bioinformatics, Web/ Computer Games Design, Architecture or to enhance your employment prospects in a range of organisations. [-]