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Introduction to the course

GCSE Combined Science evening course. The qualification suits adult students wanting to widen their knowledge of Science as it has elements from each of the main science subjects. This is an ideal course for those who want to consider a possible career in the science field, teaching or nursing where Science GCSE grade 4 or better is compulsory.

We normally expect applicants to this course to have already achieved a Grade D/ 3 at GCSE in a Science subject. However, if you have not taken this GCSE course before, or have studied abroad, we may ask you to complete a short diagnostic test at interview to assess your English and Maths skills.

What do I need?

You will need an existing GCSE grade E for Foundation Level and grade D for the Higher Level.

How is the course taught?

This course is equivalent to two GCSEs. This is the linear 9-1 GCSE qualification, where. A linear qualification means that students must sit all their exams at the end of the course in June. The qualification can be taken at either Foundation Tier or Higher Tier. The lessons will involve a mixture of classroom-based lectures and practical lessons in our specialist science laboratories. The syllabus studies a combination of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed by six written exams, each worth 50% of the final marks. The exam questions will be a mixture of multiple choice; structured; closed short answer and open response questions.

What does it lead to?

You could progress to AS/A Level, or other courses such as teacher training, nursing for which a pass grade at GCSE is an entry requirement.


Course Details

Location Start Date - End Date - Study Mode
Tottenham Centre 11 Sep 2018 - 7 Jun 2019 - Evening

Course Code: GC2MSCI1 / 18EA11A

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 - 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
This course is FREE if you fulfil the entry requirements, complete an Eligibility Residency Assessment, and if working, provide a copy of your latest payslip.

Information on how to apply
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Testimonial

Audrey Lakeman

At my initial test it was clear to my teachers that I had strong potential but I needed to work on my English skills. I enrolled on Entry Level 1 for English and maths and progressed to Entry 2 and 3. - After doing well at English and Maths Functional Skills Level 2, she went on to take her GCSEs, she took the exam achieving a B.

Audrey Lakeman English and Maths Level 1

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Entry Level

This level will help you to develop general skills and improve your confidence if you do not have any experience or GCSEs. It will improve your basic reading, number skills and English language skills

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Level 1

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Level 2

This level will give you a deeper understanding of the subject area. This is a good level of education for employment and will improve your problem solving skills and increase your resourcefulness. This level is often the minimum requirement for employers.

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Level 3

This level gives you a thorough and developed understanding of the subject area. This level will give you experience in problem-solving, managing a workload and adapting your skills to achieve your objectives. This level is the minimum requirement when applying to universities and is the preferred requirement for most employers.

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