A relevant Level 2 qualification and a preference of GCSE 9-4 (grade A*- C) in English and maths (otherwise you will be required to sit a test in those subjects). Students without English & maths GCSEs will also study one GCSE alongside this course.
Who is the course for
The course is designed for students returning to study who wish to gain an Access qualification in one academic year to enable them to go on to a university course. This Level 3 qualification prepares people without traditional qualifications for study at university. The course is designed for:
- adults with a current or previous role or interest in a science related area;
- adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances, were unable to participate in or benefit from initial education;
- adults from groups under-represented in higher education;
- adults seeking a change of direction because of unemployment or lack of career opportunities in their previous field and who have a demonstrable interest in entering a science related profession.
NB. Students who successfully pass the Access to Science course will normally not have to pay back their fees.
You will study the following subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Psychology, English, Mathematics and Study Skills including IT.
A variety of methods are used including lecture, group work, presentations, discussions and laboratory work
How is the course assessed
Course work including practicals, essays, exams and presentations. A portfolio of completed work is submitteed to the Awarding Body at the end of the course. Successful students receive a nationally validated Access Diploma from the Open College Network London Region.
Where next - Further Studies
Learners primarily progress to Higher Education study in areas related to Science. Due to the unique range of units, this course offers a wider scope for progression when compared to other Access courses. Progression may include some of the following areas of Degree level study: Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Engineering, Neuroscience, Radiography and a range of related degrees.
Students need to bring their own writing materials. USB memory stick and A4 folder. Occasional trips may be organised. You may be advised to buy a textbook for some subjects. Costs are kept to a minimum.
How to Apply
To apply for a course choose one of these methods:
- Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
- Post - if you would prefer to submit a paper form please click here to download a copy. Please fill it out and return it to: Admissions, Harrow College, Lowlands Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3AQ.
When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.