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Bradford College

A Level Science Pathway

Subject Area
Ophthalmics, Pharmacy, Sciences
Study Level
School Leavers, Trade & Professional, Level 3
Start Date
September 2022
Duration
2 years
Study Mode
Full-time

  Overview

Study Level
School Leavers, Trade & Professional, Level 3
 
Start Date
05/09/2022
Duration
2 years Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

This specialist A Level pathway has been designed to give you the skills you need to build a career in Science, Medicine, Ophthalmics or Pharmacy.

This pathway is made up of:

  • A Level Biology
  • A Level Chemistry
  • A Level Maths

As well as a programme that includes enrichment activities, practical and work experience opportunities, our A Level labs and classrooms are fantastic facilities to learn and develop your talent.

Bradford College provides more contact time per subject than other A Level providers, ensuring you have the best opportunity to learn the topics, develop your critical thinking and have access to support from tutors and technicians.

Career Focused

Bradford College has many partnerships with employers including the NHS and Specsavers and we often have external speakers and events for students to attend.

We hold regular career events to help students choose their next steps, as well as additional support from our Student Services and Student Union. Advice and guidance on next steps is available for students and parents.

The College also offers degrees in a range of subjects related to this pathway, with guaranteed places available for students that achieve A Level success at Bradford College* subject to achieving entry requirement grades.

  Key Info

Our Science A Level Pathway includes content from A Level Biology, Chemistry and Maths. You will begin with foundations in each subject, understanding the critical information before you advance through the course. Course content includes: genetics, biodiversity, elements, algebra and statistics.

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above which must include Biology, Chemistry and Maths at grade 6 as well as English Language at grade 5. Applicants must have a minimum Average Point Score of 5.6.

You will be formally assessed throughout the A Level course using a variety of methods including end of module exams, topic tests, termly exams and end or year exams.

Progression from A Level includes Further Education, Higher Education and employment. Career progression options from this pathway includes Medicine, Pharmacy, Teaching and Dentistry.

Fees: If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.

  Overview

A Level Biology

Study Level
School Leavers, Trade & Professional, Level 3
 
Start Date
05/09/2022
Duration
2 years Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

You will study a wide range of Biology topics that will allow you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the subject. This is a two-year linear course that encompasses six content-based modules that will be formally assessed at the end of the two-year course. Students will also be assessed across a range of practical skills which are assessed separately as part of their practical endorsement.

  Key Info

Course Content:

Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology (Studied in Year 1 and Year 2)

1.1 Practical skills assessed in a written examination

1.2 Practical skills assessed in the practical endorsement

Module 2 – Foundations in biology (Studied in Year 1)

2.1.1 Cell structure

2.1.2 Biological molecules

2.1.3 Nucleotides and nucleic acids

2.1.4 Enzymes

2.1.5 Biological membranes

2.1.6 Cell division, cell diversity and cellular organisation

Module 3 – Exchange and transport (Studied in Year 1)

3.1.1 Exchange surfaces

3.1.2 Transport in animals

3.1.3 Transport in plants

Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease (Studied in Year 1)

4.1.1 Communicable diseases, disease prevention and the immune system

4.2.1 Biodiversity

4.2.2 Classification and evolution

Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy (Studied in Year 2)

5.1.1 Communication and homeostasis

5.1.2 Excretion as an example of homeostatic control

5.1.3 Neuronal communication

5.1.4 Hormonal communication

5.1.5 Plant and animal responses

5.2.1 Photosynthesis

5.2.2 Respiration

Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems (Studied in Year 2)

6.1.1 Cellular control

6.1.2 Patterns of inheritance

6.1.3 Manipulating genomes

6.2.1 Cloning and biotechnology

6.3.1 Ecosystems

6.3.2 Populations and sustainability.

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above which must include Biology, Chemistry and Maths at grade 6 as well as English Language at grade 5. Applicants must have a minimum Average Point Score of 5.6.

You will be formally assessed throughout the A level course using a variety of methods including end of module exams, topic tests, termly exams and end or year exams.

At the end of year 2 you will complete 3 written exam papers, which cover the content of the modules. The questions are broken down into the following key aspects of assessment.

  • Paper 1 Biological Processes
  • Paper 2 Biological Diversity
  • Paper 3 Unified Biology

Progression from A Levels includes Further Education, Higher Education and employment. With an A Level in Biology, career options can include: Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Nursing & Midwifery, Biological Sciences, Pharmacy and Teaching.

Fees: If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.

  Overview

A Level Chemistry

Study Level
School Leavers, Trade & Professional, Level 3
 
Start Date
05/09/2022
Duration
2 years Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

You will study a wide range of Chemistry topics that will allow you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the subject. This is a two-year linear course that encompasses six content-based modules that will be formally assessed at the end of the two-year course. Students will also be assessed across a range of practical skills which are assessed separately as part of their practical endorsement.

  Key Info

Course Content:

Module 1 – Development of practical skills in Chemistry (Studied in Year 1 and Year 2)

1.1 Practical skills assessed in a written examination

1.2 Practical skills assessed in the practical endorsement

Module 2 – Foundations in Chemistry (Studied in Year 1)

2.1.1 Atomic structure and isotopes

2.1.2 Compounds

2.1.3 Amount of substance

2.1.4 Acids

2.1.5 Redox

2.2.1 Electron structure

2.2.2 Bonding and structure

Module 3 periodic table and energy (Studied in Year 1)

3.1.1 Periodicity

3.1.2 Group 2

3.1.3 Halogens

3.1.4 Qualitative

3.2.1 Enthalpy

3.2.2 Reaction rates

3.2.3 Equilibrium

Module 4 –Core Organic Chemistry (Studied in Year 1)

4.1.1 Organic chemistry

4.1.2/3 Alkanes/Alkenes

4.2.1 Alcohols

4.2.2 Haloalkanes

4.2.3 Organic synthesis

4.2.4 Analytical techniques

Module 5 – Physical Chemistry and transition elements (Studied in Year 2)

5.1.1 How fast?

5.1.2 How far?

5.1.3 Acids, bases and buffers

5.2.1 Lattice energy

5.2.2. Enthalpy and entropy

5.2.3 Redox

5.3.1 transition elements

5.3.2 Qualitative analysis

Module 6 Organic Chemistry and Analysis (Studied in Year 2)

6.1.1 Aromatic compounds

6.1.2 Carbonyl compounds

6.1.3. Carboxylic acids and esters

6.2.1 Amines

6.2.2. Amino acids, amides and chirality

6.2.3 Polyesters and polyamides

6.2.4 Carbon-carbon bond formation

6.2.5 Organic synthesis

6.3.1 Chromatography

6.3.2 Spectroscopy

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above which must include Biology, Chemistry and Maths at grade 6 as well as English Language at grade 5. Applicants must have a minimum Average Point Score of 5.6.

You will be formally assessed throughout the A level course using a variety of methods including end of module exams, topic tests, termly exams and end or year exams.

At the end of year 2 you will complete 3 written exam papers, which cover the content of the modules. The questions are broken down into the following key aspects of assessment.

  • Paper 1 Periodic table, elements and physical chemistry
  • Paper 2 Synthesis and analytical techniques
  • Paper 3 Unified chemistry

Progression from A Levels includes Further Education, Higher Education and employment. With an A Level in Chemistry career options can include: Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Midwifery, Analytical Chemist, Pharmacy Technician, Chemical engineer and Teaching.

Fees: If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.

  Overview

A Level Maths

Study Level
School Leavers, Trade & Professional, Level 3
 
Start Date
05/09/2022
Duration
2 years Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

You will study a wide range of Maths topics that will allow you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the subject. This is a two-year linear course that encompasses six content-based modules that will be formally assessed at the end of the two-year course. Students will also be assessed across a range of practical skills which are assessed separately as part of their practical endorsement.

  Key Info

Course Content:

The course is split into two parts – Pure Mathematics and Applications (incorporating Statistics and Mechanics).

Pure 1:

  • Algebra and functions
  • Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane
  • Trigonometry
  • Vectors in 2D
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Integration

Pure 2:

  • Proof
  • Algebra, partial fractions and functions
  • Sequences and series
  • Parametric equations
  • Trigonometry
  • Vectors in 3D
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Numerical methods

Mechanics and Statistics

Section A: Statistics

  • Statistical sampling
  • Data presentation and interpretation
  • Probability
  • The normal distribution
  • Regression and correlation
  • Statistical distributions
  • Statistical hypothesis testing

Section B: Mechanics

  • Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Kinematics
  • Forces and Newton’s laws
  • Moments
  • The motion of projectiles

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above which must include Biology, Chemistry and Maths at grade 6 as well as English Language at grade 5. Applicants must have a minimum Average Point Score of 5.6.

The progress of all students is assessed throughput the course using internal methods. All formal assessments are at the end of the 2-year course, there are 3 exams in total.

  • Paper 1 (100% Pure)
  • Paper 2 (50% Pure and 50% Mechanics)
  • Paper 3 (50% Pure and 50% Statistics)

Progression from A Levels includes Further Education, Higher Education and employment. With an A Level in Maths career options include: Accountancy, Solicitor, Teaching, Consultant, Financial Risk Analyist, HR and Programming.

Fees: If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.