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Bradford College

GCSE Science Pathway

Subject Area
Sciences
Study Level
School Leavers, GCSE
Start Date
September 2022
Duration
1 year
Study Mode
Full-time

  Overview

Study Level
School Leavers, GCSE
 
Start Date
05/09/2022
Duration
1 year Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

This specialist GCSE pathway has been designed to give you the skills you need to build a career in Science. Our labs and classrooms are fantastic facilities to learn and develop your talent. Career paths include working in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Pharmacy, Ophthalmics, Engineering, and Dentistry. The pathway includes:

  • GCSE Biology
  • GCSE Chemistry
  • GCSE Physics
  • You will also have the opportunity to complete GCSE English and Maths, if you would like to improve your grade in these subjects

Career Focused

Bradford College has many partnerships with employers and we hold regular career events to help students choose their next steps. We often have external speakers and events for students to attend.

Students at Bradford College experience a range of additional support from our Student Services and Student Union providing advice and guidance for students and parents.

Bradford College offers a wide range of higher level study in many different subjects related to each pathway, there are guaranteed places available for students that achieve the entry requirement grades.

  Key Info

Studying on our GCSE Science Pathway will develop and build your knowledge in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. You will develop essential knowledge in Science including methodology and practical skills that can be applied to the world around you. We will provide you with the best opportunity to learn the topics, develop your critical thinking and have access to support from tutors and technicians.

To study on our GCSE Science Pathway, you will need to have already achieved GCSEs at a minimum of grade 3. You will have the opportunity to study Maths and / or English GCSEs alongside each pathway if you need to improve your current grade.

You will also be required to take part in a number of required practical that form part of your final examinations. This GCSE is assessed at the end of the course by completing two 1 hour and 45-minute exams. The exam papers contain a variety of questions including multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.

Studying a GCSE qualification with us will enable you to progress onto further study by joining one of our A Level pathways as well as other level 3 qualification and apprenticeships. Your teachers will support you in ensuring you reach your goals and make the progress required to take your next steps in learning or employment. You will benefit from having a weekly tutorial with your pastoral tutor who will provide the additional support to enable you to be successful.

Get a head start in your dream career – study with us!

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

GCSE Biology

Study Level
School Leavers, GCSE
Qualification Gained
AQA GCSE Biology
Start Date
05/09/2022
Duration
1 year Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

Our one-year GCSE in Biology helps you develop your biological knowledge and scientific thinking. You will discover how key concepts in biology make sense of the observed diversity of natural phenomena. Practical skills are integrated with the theoretical topics.

  Key Info

You will study essential knowledge and key concepts in Biology, as well as the practical skills needed for investigative study. You will develop practical skills, investigative skills, critical thinking as well as problem-solving skills through classroom learning, practical work and scientific resources.

Topics covered include:

  • Cell Biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and Response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and Response
  • Inheritance
  • Variation and Evolution
  • Ecology
  • Key Ideas

Course Content:

  • B1: Cell level systems
  • B2: Scaling up
  • B3: Organism level systems
  • B4: Community level systems
  • B5: Genes, inheritance and selection
  • B6: Global challenges
  • B7 is a practical-based topic which provides learners with the necessary skills to undertake the 15% practical content in the examinations.

You will also be required to take part in a number of required practical that form part of your final examinations. This GCSE is assessed at the end of the course by completing two 1 hour and 45-minute exams. The exam papers contain a variety of questions including multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.

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

GCSE Chemistry

Study Level
School Leavers, GCSE
Qualification Gained
AQA GCSE Chemistry
Start Date
05/09/2022
Duration
1 year Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

Our GCSE Chemistry qualification will develop your broad scientific knowledge as well as your understanding of a range of theories and topics within chemistry itself. Develop practical and problem-solving skills and an ability to evaluate claims based on science through critical analysis.

  Key Info

You will study essential knowledge and key concepts in Chemistry, as well as the practical skills needed for investigative study. You will begin to understand key concepts in Particles, Compounds, Elements and Chemical Reactions. Develop essential knowledge in Science including methodology and practical skills that can be applied to the world around you.

Topics covered include:

  • Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
  • Bonding, Structure, and the Properties of Matter
  • Quantitative Chemistry
  • Chemical Changes
  • Energy Changes
  • The Rate and Extent of Chemical Change
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Chemistry of the Atmosphere
  • Using Resources

Course Content:

  • C1: Particles
  • C2: Elements, compounds and mixtures
  • C3: Chemical reactions
  • C4: Predicting and identifying reactions and products
  • C5: Monitoring and controlling chemical reactions
  • C6: Global challenges
  • C7 is a practical-based topic which provides learners with the necessary skills to undertake the 15% practical content in the examinations.

You will also be required to take part in a number of required practical that form part of your final examinations.

This GCSE is assessed at the end of the course by completing two 1 hour and 45-minute exams. The exam papers contain a variety of questions including multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.

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

GCSE Physics

Study Level
School Leavers, GCSE
Qualification Gained
AQA GCSE Physics
Start Date
05/09/2022
Duration
1 year Full-time
Study Mode
Full-time

Our one-year GCSE in Physics A qualification will introduce you to the key concepts of physics, integrating theory with practical skills. It will help you develop your knowledge of scientific methodology and theoretical understanding of physics and how this can be applied to the world around you.

  Key Info

You will begin to understand key concepts in Energy, Electricity, Matter and Forces. You will develop essential knowledge in Science including methodology and practical skills that can be applied to the world around you.

Topics covered include:

  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Particle Model of Matter
  • Atomic Structure
  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and Electromagnetism
  • Space Physics

Course Content:

  • P1: Matter
  • P2: Forces
  • P3: Electricity and magnetism
  • P4: Magnetism and magnetic fields
  • P5: Waves in matter
  • P6: Radioactivity
  • P7: Energy
  • P8: Global challenges
  • Topic P9 is a practical-based topic which provides learners with the necessary skills to undertake the 15% practical content in the examinations.

You will also be required to take part in a number of required practical that form part of your final examinations.

This GCSE is assessed at the end of the course by completing two 1 hour and 45-minute exams. The exam papers contain a variety of questions including multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.

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.