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Astronomy - GCSE at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Astronomy is the study of celestial objects such as stars, planets, comets, galaxies and phenomena that originate outside the Earth's atmosphere.

This course provides you with an introduction to Astronomy. You must be able carry out astronomical observations in your own time, in addition to attending the classes.

Course content

This course will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • lectures
  • discussions
  • group activities
  • practical activities

Entry requirements

Basic numeracy and an enthusiasm for learning about Astronomy.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


There is one 2 hour exam (worth 75% of the final grade) and two pieces of coursework (25% of the final grade).

The coursework provides an introduction to astronomical observations. The observations will be done outside of class time at home or wherever is chosen.

Future opportunities

There are various online astronomy courses through LJMU and UCLan which can be taken. Other introductory courses are also available through our other campuses, including the HWB in Denbigh.

Career opportunities

  • Employment
  • Further courses


Further information

Depending on the campus, students may be able to access elements of the programme in both English and Welsh through some programme learning materials being made available bilingually. Details will be provided to you at interview.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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