The course is suitable for students who enjoyed Science at school and who wish to extend their knowledge to a higher level. Students are trained and encouraged to develop their practical skills to a level which will enable progression to work in a professional laboratory, should they wish to do so. As an applied subject, the focus is on real, work based situations and will involve visits to organisations which use science on a day to day basis.
Science is a very demanding subject. Extra study and background reading, both at home and in college, are essential requirements for students who wish to obtain a high final grade.
Students who are successful at AS level may wish to complete an additional year to achieve the A level qualification from which higher study, perhaps at degree or foundation degree level, in this or a related area is a possibility. As part of a wider programme this course provides an excellent basis for progression to many careers or university courses. Examples include Biomedical Science, Nursing, and Radiography. People with well developed scientific skills are always in demand by a wide range of local, national and international employers.