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Bradford College

GCSE Science Pathway

Study Level
Level 2
Course Type
School Leavers
1 year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
David Hockney Building


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.

Entry to this course requires a grade 3 or above in GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Combined Science 3-3. This includes a grade 3 or above in English Language and Mathematics.

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,  other level 3 qualifications 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.

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won’t have to pay tuition fees. If you’re 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

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.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

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 at any time.