Science Level 3

Want to be on the cusp of the next big scientific breakthrough or looking to explore the meaning behind the universe? If it’s working in a laboratory or for the front line of the NHS, our A Level equivalent, mainly coursework course leads into jobs in Biomedical Science, Nursing, Forensics, Criminology, Clinical Science and more, helping you achieve your career goals!

Course Level:
Level 3
2 Years
Aireville Campus
Awarding Body:

This majority coursework, Applied Science course provides an exciting, alternative pathway to develop your knowledge of Biology, Chemistry and Physics in a more practical way with an emphasis on the skills and knowledge used in Medical Science, preparing you for employment or University.

Whether you are interested in Cell Structures, Physiology, Radiotherapy, Electrical Circuits or Astronomy, you will study a wide range of subjects to give you a broad spectrum of understanding. You will undertake experimental laboratory work in our outstanding, fully equipped Science Laboratory facilities and benefit from visits to specialist laboratories and guest speakers from key scientific backgrounds.

Our highly qualified tutors, with backgrounds in nursing and forensics, add another exciting dimension to your studies.


Year 1

  • Principles & Applications of Science I (Exam based)
  • Practical Scientific Procedures & Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skills (Exam based)
  • Laboratory Techniques & Their Applications
  • Genetics & Genetic Engineering
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems

Year 2

  • Principles & Applications of Science II (Exam based)
  • Investigative Project
  • Contemporary Issues in Science (Exam based)
  • Forensic Evidence Collection & Analysis
  • Human Regulation & Reproduction
  • Microbiology
  • Diseases & Infections

Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 including English, Maths & Science


Your choices may include:

  • Biomedical Science
  • Nursing
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Veterinary Nursing
  • Forensics / Criminology
  • Chemist

Your choices may include:

  • Animal Science & Behaviour FD Equine Science FD
  • Science Degree at University
  • Apprenticeship
Enrolment 19 August & 28 August
Open Evening – Skipton 13 October
17:30 - 19:30
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