• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

The course is part-time over one year, normally from September to May.

There are weekly lessons of 3 hours with a choice of either evening (6pm-9pm) or daytime (10am – 1pm)sessions.

You should expect to do around 3 hours per week of individual study in addition to the lessons.

Please note that September 2016 is the final opportunity to study for the one year GCSE combined sciences award as it will not be available under the new style GCSE’s using the 9 -1 grading system which is being introduced from this year.

Duration
1 year part-time
Awarding Body
Edexcel
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

Teaching is done through  a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical experiments.

In each section the work covers a wide range of topics to give a broad understanding of the principles underlying the subject.

Examples of biology topics studied are:  Evolution, genes and genetic diseases, nerves and hormones, diabetes, drugs, infection and immunity, plants and environment.

Examples of chemistry topics studied are: Earth’s atmosphere, acids & bases, electrolysis, metals & ores, oil and plastics, fuels and climate change.

Examples of physics topics studied  are: The Solar System and Universe, Life cycle of stars, lenses & telescopes,  Waves and energy, Electromagnetic radiation, energy resources and  generating electricity.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

There are no specific entry requirements but English and Maths at grade D (or equivalent) would be helpful as English and maths skills form part of the assessment outcomes for the course.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Apply or Enquire

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Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Kevin Gill
01302 553954
kevin.gill@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

There are no specific entry requirements but English and Maths at grade D (or equivalent) would be helpful as English and maths skills form part of the assessment outcomes for the course.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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