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Science - Introduction to

Preston College

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Science - Introduction to Course ID: PC68687 Academy: Maths, Science & ICT Introduction: This Foundation Level course covers the three main areas of Science (ie Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and places great emphasis on the use of science in everyday life. Study Mode & Location: This one year full-time course will be held at Preston College, Fulwood Campus, St Vincent`s Road, Preston, PR2 8UR. Course Content: You will study a wide range of subjects including the Entry Level AQA Certificate in Science. During the course you will also study a nationally recognised Maths qualification (looking at the use of Maths in real life), a life skills qualification (which will allow you to succeed in the workplace) and the nationally recognised key skills qualifications of numeracy, communication and IT. As part of this course you will have the opportunity to go on field trips to laboratories and enhance your studies with practical work in the environment and industry. You will be supported in planning and carrying out enrichment activities (including researching current science topics such as microbiology) and with your personal learning advisor (PLA) take part in discussions about new science developments such as cloning. You will also have the opportunity to study a safe driving course. Assessment: You will be assessed by assignment work which is continuous throughout the year, with one externally set assignment. Assignments are both practical and theoretical. There are also small tests which allow you to demonstrate the skills you have learnt. Careers & Progression Opportunities: Successful completion of this course will allow progression to the BTEC First Diploma in Applied Science, which provides evidence of your ability to work in UK industry and places of science. How To Apply To apply for a course at Preston College you will need to complete and return a College application form. Application Forms are available in our school leaver prospectuses or we can send one out to you. Work Out Your Point Score You will need to let us know on your application form your predicted exam grades and your point score. To work out your point score, you must use the grades that you get for GCSE Maths and English Language, and then your next best 5 grades. At Preston College, the level of course you start on will depend upon your point score. Your grades are worth the following points: GCSE Grades A* = 8 points A = 7 points B = 6 points C = 5 points D = 4 points E = 3 points F = 2 points G = 1 point (GCSE short courses are worth half the score of a full GCSE. Applied GCSEs are equivalent to two single GCSEs, eg an Applied GCSE at Grade C is worth 10 GCSE points). GNVQ Foundation Part 1 (Equivalent to two GCSEs) Distinction = 8 points Merit = 6 points Pass = 4 points GNVQ Intermediate Part 1 (Equivalent to two GCSEs) Distinction = 14 points Merit = 12 points Pass = 10 points Full GNVQ Intermediate (Equivalent to four GCSEs) Distinction = 28 points Merit = 24 points Pass = 20 points NVQs NVQ Level 1 = 8 points. (NVQ Level 1 courses are equivalent to two GCSEs at Grade D and guarantee progression to NVQ Level 2 courses in the same subject area). Certificates of Achievement Up to 22 points will be awarded to students with Certificates of Achievement, for example AQA units, Compact 2000 and NPRA units. The Schools` Recruitment Team will inform you if you qualify.

Science - Introduction to Course ID: PC68687 Academy: Maths, Science & ICT Introduction: This Foundation Level course covers the three main areas of Science (ie Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and places great emphasis on the use of science in everyday life. Study Mode & Location: This one year full-time course will be held at Preston College, Fulwood Campus, St Vincent`s Road, Preston, PR2 8UR....

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