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The course provides an excellent opportunity for students with a general interest in science to extend their knowledge of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. It can be studied alongside A Levels in sciences or humanities
subjects, as it aims to develop a broad scientific training and a good understanding of how different areas of science are applied at work in everyday life. You will develop skills in independent learning, problem-solving and project based research as well as a range of generic and transferable skills. Learning is assessed by exams and the completion of practical laboratory work tasks. This qualification is accepted in the entry requirements of a wide range of university courses, particularly in science related areas e.g. biomedical, forensic and sports science and paramedic courses, as well as nursing and primary teaching. It can also prepare you to take up employment or apprenticeships in the applied science sector directly after achieving the qualification.