NORTH EAST WOLVERHAMPTON ACADEMY

Excellence through Endeavour

Science

Biology

Examining body: OCR

Course content

Students will study three units

  • AS Unit F211: Cells, exchange and transport
  • AS Unit F212: Molecules, Biodiversity, food and health
  • AS Unit F213: Practical skills in Biology

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs A*–C including grade BB in GCSE Double Science (or GCSE Biology) or equivalent and grade C in GCSE Mathematics and English.

Progression routes

A qualification in Biology proves your ability to think logically, understand complex ideas and apply them to the real world and employers actively seek out such people.

There is no doubt that Biology is highly regarded by  universities and not just for those wishing to continue the subject at degree level.

Progression is possible on to a wide range of Higher Education courses including degrees (e.g. Mathematics, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Environmental Science) and Higher Nationals (e.g. Applied Sciences, Sports Science). Progression on to the next level of Vocational Qualifications e.g. NVQs in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities.

For further information contact

Mr S Rai


Chemistry

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Examining body: AQA

Students will study three units:

  • Unit 1 – Foundation Chemisty; Atoms, Bonds, Periodicity and an Introduction to Organic Chemistry
  • Unit 2 – Chemistry in Action; Energetics, Kinetics, Equilibria, Halogens, Extraction of Metals, Haloalkanes, Alkenes and Alcohols, Analytical Techniques
  • Unit 3 – Practical Work

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs A*–C including grade B in GCSE Double Science (or GCSE Chemistry) or equivalent and Grade B in GCSE Mathematics.

Progression routes

Chemistry A Level is essential for medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and chemical engineering, for entry to a degree course in pure and applied chemistry, and in many other areas such as biotechnology, genetics, biochemistry, biological sciences, environmental sciences and geology. It is also essential for entry to degree courses in chemistry combined with other subjects such as law, business management, languages, materials, food science and forensic science.

For further information contact

Mr S Rai


Physics

Examining body: OCR

Course content

Students will study three units:

  • Mechanics
  • Electrons, Waves and Photons
  • Practical Skills in Physics

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs A*–C including grade B in GCSE Double Science (or GCSE Physics) or equivalent and Grade B in GCSE Mathematics.

It is recommended that you take Mathematics to at least AS Level to help support the subject.

Progression routes

A qualification in Physics proves your ability to think logically, understand complex ideas and apply them to the real world and employers actively seek out such graduates. There is no doubt that Physics is highly regarded by universities and not just for those wishing to continue the subject at degree level including: Engineering, Geology, Astronomy, Mathematics and Medicine.

For further information contact

Mr S. Rai


Psychology

Examining body: AQA

Course content

Students will study four units:

  • PSYA1—Cognitive Psychology and Research Methods
  • PSYA2—Biological Psychology
  • PSYA3—Topics in Psychology
  • PSYA4—Psychopathology

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs A*–C including Grade C in GCSE Maths, Science and English.

Progression routes

Educational Institutions, teaching such as counseling, testing, research, and administration, health services; primarily in hospitals, mental health clinics, rehabilitation centres, nursing homes, and other health facilities. Governments employ psychologists in hospitals, clinics, correctional facilities, and other settings. Some Psychologists work in social service organisations, management consulting firms, marketing research firms and other businesses.

For further information contact

Mr J Kille


BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science

Examining body: Edexcel

Course content

Students study 2 compulsory units covering the Fundamentals of Science and Practical Techniques in Science, then 4 additional units concentrating on particular areas, such as Human Physiology, Human Regulatory processes and Science in the Workplace.

Entry requirements

Candidates would be expected to have achieved a minimum of 5 A* to C or equivalent GCSEs, including GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths, and a GCSE grade C or BTEC Merit or above in Science.

Progression routes

BTEC qualifications provide highly specialist, work-related qualifications in a range of vocational and technical sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment.  The qualifications provide progression opportunities to higher education, degree and professional development programmes within the same or related areas of study, within universities and other institutions.

For further information contact

Mr S. Rai