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Access: Science at Barnet and Southgate College

Course description

If you want to progress to higher education or professional and vocational training to study a Science based course but are without A Levels or appropriate formal qualifications, then this is the ideal course for you. Those who are returning to study after some time are encouraged to apply as Access programmes develop confidence and give you the skills and knowledge you will need at university.

Course content

The programme content is: Major subjects: * Biology * Chemistry Supported by: * Maths, * Physics, *Communications, IT and study skills are developed through the 4 subjects and in tutorials. Content is broken down into units and assessed continuously. Tutorials support the student progress and in particular support them during their application into Higher Education.

Entry requirements

We welcome students who are: * 19 years of age and over * Good communicators and have numerical skills * Interested in Science and have a desire for a Science based career. As this is a very demanding course, it is essential that applicants are highly motivated to go on to further studies and possess excellent study skills. Students must pass the diagnostic exercise in communications and numerical skills to join this course.


Assessment is through: * Coursework * Short tests * Terminal exams * Practical write-ups * Essays - short-structured questions * Exam units at the end of the course.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course, students are able to progress on to higher education and advance in a wide range of courses, including those in science, health care and complementary medicine. This course helps develop skills and attitudes to cope with study in the Higher Education environment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barnet and Southgate College directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2016