Preparatory Year in Natural Sciences

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A preparatory year prepares students who have finished their secondary education and are unsure if college is the right path for them. It is also a good path for those who want to continue their education but are ill-prepared for the academic challenges that college presents.

What is a Preparatory Year in Natural Sciences? A science degree is challenging and requires strong academic and laboratory skills. A preparatory year trains students for this rigorous subject while introducing different natural science topics. Students develop a strong foundation so that they can be successful in pursuing a science-focused education. Each program will vary but subjects studied may include biology, physics, chemistry, and earth science. 

Along with studying different science areas, students also often learn critical thinking and analytical skills that will benefit their future education and career. Even if an individual decides not to pursue a science degree after the preparatory year, they still come away with a number of other skills that will help them in other areas.

The tuition and fees can vary greatly from one program to another. Preparatory years are offered all over the world so the location of the school is a big factor. Students are encouraged to research a number of programs and contact the schools directly to find out what financial obligations to expect.

Completing a preparatory year will not lead to a career in science, but it does provide a foundation for future education. Most careers will require a bachelor’s, masters, or doctorate degree in a particular area of study. Careers in natural science cover a wide range, from employment in math, ecology, or the medical field to medical research or marine science.

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Pathway Program - Humboldt State University

Aston International Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Arcata

Humboldt State University is a public institution located near San Francisco, California. Its beautiful campus is located near the Pacific coastline and nestled in the Redwood Forest. [+]

Best Course Studies in Natural Sciences 2017. Pathway Program - Humboldt State University Humboldt State University is ranked #57 in the Regional Universities "West" Category by U.S. News and World Reports: "America's Best Colleges". Humboldt State University is a public institution located near San Francisco, California. Its beautiful campus is located near the Pacific coastline and nestled in the Redwood Forest. Humboldt State has over 50 undergraduate degrees and close to 20 research institutes. Its oceanography, clean energy and forest research institutions are the most impressive. Humboldt State has a smaller enrolment which means more personalized attention for students. The most popular majors at Humboldt State University are: Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Social Sciences and Visual and Performing Arts. Humboldt State University is nationally recognized for our graduate’s contributions to creating a better world. The Princeton Review calls HSU a top “Green College,” and Humboldt State is considered #1 for great small colleges for nature lovers. Humboldt State University Scholarships Scholarships are available at Humboldt State and they are awarded on academic merit, which may be judged by GPA or SAT scores. Scholarships range from $7500 to $15,000 for qualified Aston students. Contact us for more information on how to apply. We are happy to help. About the University Founded: 1913 Number of Students: 8200 students Student Faculty Ratio: 24 to 1 Residence: Traditional residence halls as well as apartment and suite style living are available. Accreditation: ​ NCAA: Division II Conference Location: North of San Francisco near the town of Arcata. Additional Ranking Information Washington Monthly Magazine recently ranked HSU in the top 20 master’s-level universities in the U.S. for social mobility, research, and service. HSU ranked in the top 10 medium-sized universities in the number of alumni who join the Peace Corps (and we rank #1 in California). The area, Humboldt County, has been ranked the second most beautiful county in the U.S. The Princeton Review calls HSU a top “Green College" Humboldt State is considered #1 for great small colleges for nature lovers. School Amenities The campus offers more than 180 academic, career, cultural, sports and lifestyle clubs. Art exhibits and lectures take place throughout the year, and the University's Center Arts brings in nationally recognized performers and speakers. The campus has a student recreational facility with a state-of-the-art fitness/wellness center, and a recently completed physical education facility features kinesiology labs and gym space. Twelve intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the Division II level, including nationally ranked men's football and basketball teams and the women's rowing team. "Humboldt State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, day care, health service, and health insurance. Humboldt State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)." - Best Colleges US News Report On-Campus Housing Humboldt apartments and residence halls are located in a spectacular setting–on the edge of a 2,500-acre Redwood forest–and yet just a short walk from the heart of campus. When you come to HSU, you can choose a residence hall organized around a theme. Theme Housing gives you a chance to live and learn for a year alongside people who share your interests. ​Contact us for the current residence and meal rates. School Photos Humboldt State University was founded as a teacher's college in 1913. Over the last century, it has grown from an institution focused solely on teacher education to an accredited university with extensive research facilities. Programs in natural resources and sciences are nationally known, while visual and performing arts are also popular areas of study. Throughout the curriculum, students find a long-standing commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Tuition International students must be enrolled full-time (12 units per semester for undergraduates; 9 units per semester for graduates). Additional costs include books and other school supplies, medical insurance, housing, food, and miscellaneous expenses. Visit the Humboldt's Centre for International Programs page to learn more about their current tuition for international students. [-]

A-Level in Science and Maths

New College Durham
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Durham

This course aims to introduce you to Chemistry, show you how this area of science is organised, the way in which its ideas have developed and the evidence for our current ideas. [+]

Chemistry This course aims to introduce you to Chemistry, show you how this area of science is organised, the way in which its ideas have developed and the evidence for our current ideas. This is done mainly by a mixture of practical and experimental work, some demonstrations, student led learning and discussion as well as teacher centred learning. Full-time students study this subject in combination with other AS/A Levels. It goes well with other sciences, such as Physics and Biology, as well as Maths. It can help with Environmental Science, and can be combined with other subjects including Psychology and Applied Science. Appropriate textbooks are provided. The library has a good selection of books. Students wishing to purchase their own books may like to consider: Chemistry in Context, Hill and Holman, Nelson Chemistry in Focus, Andrew and Rispoli, Hodder and Stoughton A range of Chemistry books and periodicals, including Chemistry Review, is available from the College library. There are also revision guides available at the College Media Store. Materials from the internet and the College’s Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment (NCD Online) are also used. Students are expected to wear lab coats and eye protection, which are supplied, when doing practical work. Biology Biology is a topical and evolving subject and this course covers a variety of areas from evolution and ecosystems to enzymes. Maths The aim is to develop your understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment. It will enable you to recognise how a real-life situation may be represented mathematically and acquire the skills needed to use technology such as calculators and computer software packages effectively to solve mathematical problems. Full-time students study this subject in combination with other AS/A Levels or GCSEs. You will study AS in the first year. A2, taken in the second year, makes up the full A Level qualification. Textbooks are provided for class use and personal study. For AS and A2 we use the Heinemann Modular Mathematics for Edexcel AS and A Level range of textbooks. Physics The aim is to increase your knowledge of Physics and provide a scientific training useful for progressing into Higher Education or employment where knowledge of Physics would be useful. Students will also develop a deeper appreciation of how science works and appreciate how we make decisions about scientific issues which contribute to the success of the economy and society. In the first year, a course is followed which leads to an AS in Physics. You will learn about the motion of objects and the safety features of cars, Newton's Laws and parachutes. The course also covers forces and their effects on various structures, electricity, wave motion and electromagnetic waves. Much of the work is covered by practical experiments and demonstrations which are also designed to develop experimental and investigative skills. In the second year, the course covers circular motion, thermal properties of materials, momentum, electromagnetism, nuclear physics, medical imaging and the structure of the Universe along with the connections between the different aspects of physics in a way relevant to the world around us. The course also provides opportunities for students to acquire and demonstrate competence in the Key Skills. Textbooks are provided for class use and loan. The library has a good selection of books and other materials. Students are encouraged to access web-based materials such as S Cool and the Institute of Physics teaching resources. Students wishing to purchase their own books may like to consider the following which have been endorsed by OCR: OCR Physics AS (Heinemann) OCR Physics A2 (Heinemann) Health Physics by Andrew McCormick, Alexander Elliot (Cambridge University Press) These can be purchased through the College Media Store. [-]

International Students Preparation Program PP for Master

Berlin International College
Campus Full time 4 - 12 months January 2017 Germany Berlin

The BIC Preparation Program designed for international students who want to learn German and scientific practice to study a Master degree in Germany. [+]

Best Course Studies in Natural Sciences 2017. The BIC Preparation Program designed for international students who want to learn German and scientific practice to study a Master degree in Germany. Your benefits No tuition fees at the University No admission exam for BIC You can join this program at any suitable German language level Small classes for optimal student-teacher ratio High-quality individualized intensive German classes Guaranteed place at a partner university – no extra application necessary Studying an engineering or business degree in Germany – the country of engineers Details The program gives students direct entrance to the chosen BIC Partner University once finished successfully with an internationally recognized language certificate; you will receive a conditional offer letter from the chosen university before starting the preparation program. The preparation program includes German classes and the Math+ course. German classes start at any language level and will bring you to C1 level. Join them at your respective language level. The Math+ course prepares you for German university level of math and scientific work practice. Program dates: Preperation program, Part I: 02.01. - 31.03.2017 Spring Break: 03.04. - 16.04.2017 Preparation program, Part II: 17.04. - 14.07.2017 Finals: 17.07. - 11.08.2017 Start classes University (FHWS): October 2017 Deadlines: 31.11.2016 in general 31.12.2016 for Indian applicants 31.01.2017 for EU citizens FAQ What documents are required to apply to this program? Passport Secondary school certificates and transcripts (in original language and as legally attested translations to German or English) Copies of university certificates and transcripts Copy of Visa or Aufenthaltsgenehmigung (only applicable for students already residing in Germany) What is the admission process for this program? Apply via the BIC online application form including entering your personal information, uploading the required documents and paying the 174 EUR application fee. Uni-assist tests your documents regarding your eligibility to study in Germany. The chosen BIC Partner University issues a conditional offer letter on the basis of the uni-assist test result. You receive the acceptance letter from BIC and the conditional offer letter from the university via email and regular mail. Is this program available online? BIC programs are all exclusively at our campus in Berlin – in the up and coming district Friedrichshain. May I work to finance my studies? Working is not permitted for students with a study-preparation visa during the first calendar year of receipt of their visa. Only starting with the second calendar year students are allowed to work 120 full days per year or 240 half days per year. As soon as they enter university, student jobs (at the university or research facilities) are exempted from this rule. Is accommodation included in the tuition fees? Accommodation is not included in the tuition fees. BIC offers its own accommodations to students on basis of a waiting list. Additionally, we provide students with websites, addresses and other tips to find alternative accommodation in Berlin. Do I need health insurance? There is an obligation by law for all temporary and permanent German residents to have health insurance. For students the coverage that a travel insurance provides is insufficient. Hence, you will need to take out a health insurance from a German private health insurance provider or arrange for an extension of the health insurance you have in your home country (if the specifics of that health insurance cover the requirements that the foreign registration office – Ausländerbehörde – demands). How high are living costs in Berlin The German embassy requires proof of international students that they can finance their living costs with at least 720 EUR per month. This is a good reference point. Berlin is a little more expensive than the average city, and costs - e.g. average rent - are rising. Therefore 800 Euro per month would probably be advisable. Do I have to apply for a visa? Any non-EU student will have to apply for a study-preparation/student visa (national visa). As the application process can take up to 12 weeks, sometimes even longer, you should apply as soon as possible. You can receive advice and guidance from the BIC Admissions Team. All EU residents need to register and apply for a residence permit, once they arrived in Germany. Does BIC help with the visa process? The BIC student advisors will provide you with exact website links, useful tips and information on how to prepare for the visa application. Do I have to know German to study this program? No. You can join this program at any suitable German language level – also without any knowledge in German. [-]

Two Year A-Level

Abbey College Manchester
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

There are over 130 students in the sixth form, the majority of whom are taking three or four A-Levels on a two year programme of AS and A2. Entry is dependent on satisfactory GCSE grades usually including a range of A*, A, B and C grades together with a good reference from the previous school. [+]

There are over 130 students in the sixth form, the majority of whom are taking three or four A-Levels on a two year programme of AS and A2. Entry is dependent on satisfactory GCSE grades usually including a range of A*, A, B and C grades together with a good reference from the previous school. If you have studied AS Levels elsewhere and wish to join us for A2 Levels, we will give our best advice about which courses to take. Sometimes you might need to transfer examination boards. This is usually a straightforward task and we can advise you further on this matter. The college has experience in successfully enabling students’ transition into the upper sixth year. For some international students whose English skills are judged to be not quite at the level required to undertake the Two Year A-Level Programme, a three year A-Level option is currently available. This is undertaken at a slightly slower pace to the traditional Two Year Programme. Subjects Art and Design Biology Business Chemistry Economics English Language Geography History Maths and Further Maths Modern Languages Philosophy Photography Physics Psychology One Year Intensive Retake A-Levels Around 25 students are enrolled on this programme which is suitable for students who have taken their A-Levels before but wish to retake to improve their grades to get onto competitive degree courses. It is possible that some students may wish to take up a new subject in a year as part of this programme and mature students may wish to take A-Levels from scratch in a year. [-]

A-Level Course

Abbey College Cambridge
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

Our A-Level courses are taught over 18 months or two years. The two year course starts in September and the 18 month course starts in January. Students take four subjects in their first year and three or four subjects in their second year. [+]

Best Course Studies in Natural Sciences 2017. Our A-Level courses are taught over 18 months or two years. The two year course starts in September and the 18 month course starts in January. Students take four subjects in their first year and three or four subjects in their second year. Students with IELTS (or equivalent) of below 6.5 will also study English for Academic Purposes during their first year of A-Level study. Subjects: Art and Design Biology Business Studies Chemistry Economics English Literature History Maths and Further Maths Modern Foreign Languages Psychology A-Level Entry Requirements Course Start Date and Length: September (2 years), January (18 months) English Level (minimum): IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) Age: 16 – 19 years on entry Qualifications: 5 GCSE passes at grade C, or their equivalent Students without a pass at grade C in GCSE or IGCSE English Language or with an Academic English score below 6.5 overall must join an Academic English training course for the duration of their first academic year which will be timetabled alongside A-Level lessons. “Abbey Cambridge is a very friendly community. During my 18 months here I have learned a lot from my friends. We not only help each other with our studies, but we have discussions and so learn of the perspectives of different cultures.” Amin Farjadi, Iran [-]

Physics A Level

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

Physics is a stimulating, exciting and challenging subject. It is important, not only as a subject in its own right, but also as an essential element in all other natural Science, Engineering and Technology. [+]

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed? Physics is a stimulating, exciting and challenging subject. It is important, not only as a subject in its own right, but also as an essential element in all other natural Science, Engineering and Technology. There is also a great deal of enjoyment and satisfaction to be derived from an understanding of the most recent development in Physics research. We study the AQA Physics A Syllabus: It provides a seamless transition to A level from previous studies and develops your interest and enthusiasm for Physics. This covers a wide range of topics from elementary particle physics to Newton's laws; from electrical circuits to gravitational fields. The course is split into a number of units, the AS units are covered in the first year and the A Level units in the second year. You will be taught through lectures, practical work, and problem solving. You will have access to two fully equipped physics laboratories. What topics will I study? AS Level Assessment Paper 1 (50% of AS) - Short and long answer questions split by topic The following is assessed: Measurements and their Errors Particles and radiation Waves Mechanics and materials Electricity Paper 2 (50% of AS Level) - the following is assessed: Section A: Short and long answer questions on practical skills and data analysis Section B: short and long answers questions from across all areas of AS Content Section C: 30 multiple choice questions A Level Assessment Paper 1 (34% of A Level) - the following is assessed: Sections: 1-5 and further mechanics Paper 2 (34% of A Level) - the following is assessed: Thermal Physics, Fields & their consequences, and Nuclear Physics Paper 3 (32% of A Level) - the following is assessed: Section A: compulsory - Practical skills and data analysis Section B: students should enter for one of the followings: Astrophysics Turning points in Physics Engineering Physics What experiences will I get? Guest speakers broaden the students’ horizon in physics. What are the entry requirements? You need five GCSEs at grade C or above (including English language) and three GCSEs at grade D or above, with maths and GCSE additional science or physics at grade B or above. If you have a grade B in maths, a compulsory supplementary maths course is provided - this requires attendance at an extra maths lesson per week. A grade D or above is needed at the end of year 1 for progression to year 2 of the A Level. What can I study alongside this course? This course can be combined with other courses to make a full programme. What facilities are there? You will have access to new fully equipped laboratories and PCs as well as access to a learning resource centre. What can the course lead on to? You could go on to higher education and a career in areas such as physics or engineering. A Level Physics is also a valuable qualification for a huge range of other scientific and technical careers, for example architecture, medicine, computing and geology. Are there any additional costs? There are some costs of materials and resources. 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). [-]

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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Natural Sciences 2017. 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). [-]

Biology A level

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

AS and A Level Biology encourage you to develop essential knowledge and understanding of concepts of Biology and the skills needed for the use of these in new and changing situations. [+]

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed? AS and A Level Biology encourage you to develop essential knowledge and understanding of concepts of Biology and the skills needed for the use of these in new and changing situations. You will develop an understanding of scientific method and be aware of those scientific advances in technology that are relevant to the Biological Sciences. You will appreciate the value of and the responsible use of Biology in society. In addition, at A Level you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of facts, principles and concepts from different areas of Biology and learn to make and use connection between them. You will be taught through lectures, group work, practical work, assignment and projects. Videos, IT equipment and visits are used as teaching aids and you will have access to fully equipped laboratories and also IT equipment. Various ongoing assessments are made by tests, essay writing and other exercises which do not contribute to the final exam. Examinations: At AS Level there are 2x 1hour 30 minute written exams and at A Level there are 3x 2 hour written exams. What topics will I study? Year 1 (AS Level): Biological molecules Cells Organisms exchange substances with their environment Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms Year 2 (A Level): Energy transfers in and between organisms Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environment Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems The control of gene expression What experiences will I get? Year 1 (AS Level): Fieldwork day in June Year 2 (A Level): @Bristol gene technology day What are the entry requirements? You need at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English language at grade B or above, maths at grade B or above, and two GCSE’s in science subjects including additional science at grade B or above, or Biology and Chemistry at grade B or above. A grade D or above is needed at the end of year 1 for progression to year 2 of the A Level. You will also need three GCSEs at grade D or above (totalling eight GCSEs). What can I study alongside this course? This course can be combined with other courses to make a full programme. What facilities are there? You will have access to new fully equipped laboratories and PCs as well as access to a learning resource centre. There is a cafe based in the new Building. What can the course lead on to? You could go on to higher education or a career in Pharmacy, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry 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. AS Level offers a qualification between GCSE and A Level. Both AS Levels and A Levels offer you the opportunity to gain points for entry into Higher Education. Are there any additional costs? There are some costs of materials and resources. What do our students think? "Biology is very relevant to the processes and cycles that take place all around us." "Teachers think of fun and interesting ways to teach and help you understand 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). [-]

One year i/GCSE Programme

Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

CCSS runs a highly successful one year programme for GCSE students. We offer a broad range of subjects providing students with a varied and balanced curriculum. Maths, English and a science subject are compulsory on this course... [+]

Best Course Studies in Natural Sciences 2017. CCSS runs a highly successful one year programme for GCSE students. We offer a broad range of subjects providing students with a varied and balanced curriculum. Maths, English and a science subject are compulsory on this course. Students usually take between five and seven subjects, depending on their background and future plans. This approach gives experience of a range of academic disciplines before choosing which subjects to study on the A-level programme. Personal, social and health education (PSHE) is an important element of the education for our younger students and this is interwoven in the GCSE programme. Who chooses a GCSE programme at CCSS? UK students who, after completing Year 9 or Year 10 at local schools feel that they will benefit from our small class sizes and personal attention or from our extensive subject range. Students whose families are planning to move to Cambridge and who seek a first class, success-focussed provision. International students who want to prepare for A-Level courses. Re-sit students who have not performed as well as they hoped and wish to retake GCSE in order to improve their grades and get a firm foundation for further education. Students who want to build upon GCSE success by quickly gaining additional GCSEs in new subjects that will open doors to a bright future. Individual support With an average class size of six, you receive strong individual support. Our Head of GCSE has a great rapport with students, you’ll meet every day to keep a close eye on your progress and achievement. Current GCSE courses include: Mathematics, English Literature, English Language, English as a Second Language, French, Geography, History, Business studies, Art, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. [-]

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. [+]

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. [-]