QUALIFICATION: EDEXCEL EXTENDED DIPLOMA
£FREE + materials

This two-year course will give you the opportunity to study all three disciplines of science. It includes industry expert guest speakers, a variety of industrial visits and work experience. The one-year reduced qualification is equivalent to one A Level, and the full qualification is equivalent to three A Levels.  

Age groups

16-18

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Entry requirements

Level 2 Science Technical Diploma qualification or five GCSEs including science at grade 4 (C) or above, as well as at least GCSE grade 4 (C) in maths and grade 3 (D) in English.

Course content

You will study from a wide range of different units (six are compulsory, others are optional) covering many aspects of science, enabling you to tailor your learning to meet your career aspirations. Units include:

  • Fundamentals of science
  • Working in the science industry
  • Scientific practical techniques
  • Perceptions of science
  • Using mathematical tools in science
  • Informatics in science
  • Physiology of human body systems
  • Electrical circuits and their applications
  • Electronics for science technicians
  • Chemical laboratory techniques

Work experience

All Totton College students have the benefit of undertaking at least 60 hours of relevant work experience to support their studies, gain experience and potentially develop contacts with future employers. Our careers team is available to help students secure work placements.  

Assessment

You will be assessed through written reports, practical work and presentations. 

Enrichment opportunities

Students may have the opportunity to take part in enrichments such as external trips. 

Where it could take you

Around half of Totton College’s Level 3 science students progress to university or a higher level apprenticeship, while others seek employment. Career areas are wide and varied, and include food scientist, forensic scientist, geoscientist, life scientist, marine biologist or meteorologist.

What our students say

“I loved my time at Totton College. You can really get hands-on and practical to test the theory.”
Dan Rigler, Biomedical Science degree student, University of Southampton 

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Mary Howard

Tel: 023 8087 4874

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