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Science : Level 2 at Gateway College

Course description

This course allows you to continue developing your Science skills through a varied range of topics covering Physics, Chemistry and Biology. You will develop knowledge and understanding of some key concepts in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and be able to apply these to real life situations such are world food security, industrial production of everyday chemicals as well as health.

This qualification is equivalent to 3 GCSEs.


Course content

Units studied include:
1. Science of the Earth
2. Practical Techniques in Science
3. Careers in Science
4. Radiology

Entry requirements

GCSEs at grade D and E (3/4), or Pass in a Level 1 Vocational Programme, including English Language and Maths grade 3 or Functional Skills Level 1.

Also required are qualifications in Science: Combined GCSEs at grade 3, 3 or separate GCSEs at 3, 3, 3.


The course will be assessed, through assignments that may include presentations, reports and practical classes. Units included are; Science of the Earth, Food Production, Science of health, Chemical design, radiology, data processing and careers in science.

Financial information

Free to all home students.

Future opportunities

Students who complete the level 2 programme can go onto level 3 vocational science programmes that have successfully secured offers from universities in medical, pharmaceutical, biochemical courses leading onto employment in a scientific field.


Further information

To find out more about this qualification please visit our website at or see our prospectus.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 October 2017
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