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Science and Engineering — A Level Pathway

Maths and Science

Course ID: 164266

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • Study in our fantastic facilities and reach your full learning potential.
  • Access support from our dedicated and passionate teaching team.
  • Join our inclusive, friendly and respectful college learning environment.
  • Ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in the science and engineering industry.
  • Take part in exciting extracirricular activities and embrace college life.
  • Kick-start your career in the thriving world of STEM and enhance your prospects.
  • You'll choose from a variety of exciting options and pursue your own interests.

What to expect from the course

You need to choose any 3 subjects:

Chemistry
Maths
Physics
Biology
Swap option: Art

Chemistry A-Level:

This programme will give you a solid grounding in foundation Chemistry. The specification introduces the chemical reactivity of atoms and molecules which provides a detailed understanding of their structures. The development and use of periodic table is examined closely and explained clearly.

Among the number of benefits gained from studying this programme, the specification is designed to encourage students to:

• Gain hands-on practical skills and data analysis skills
• Appreciate how science works and its relevance beyond the laboratory
• Develop an enthusiasm for Chemistry
• Demonstrate a synoptic understanding
• Study Chemistry in a contemporary context

Maths A-Level:

Mathematics is a universal part of human culture. It is the tool and language of commerce, engineering and other sciences. It helps us recognise patterns and to understand the world around us. The generic nature of mathematics means that almost all industries require mathematicians.

This programme delivered by dedicated tutors at The City of Liverpool College gives you a solid grounding in Mathematics and the course consists of several modules including:

Core 1 and Core 2 which are Pure Maths modules and then you will have a choice of either Mechanics or Statistics for your Applied Maths module.

Physics A-Level:

Physics is the science of everything. It spans the very large (like stars and galaxies) to the very small (like atoms and things which make them up), and everything in between. It is the starting point for engineering and the discoveries made by physicists allow biologists and chemists to do their work.

You'll study a wide range of topics in physics including:

-Thermal physics

-Gas Laws

-Gravitational fields

-Circular motion

-Simple harmonic motion

-Astrophysics

-Cosmology

-Electric fields

-Magnetic fields

-Nuclear Physics

-Medical physics.

The course also involves 12 required practical activities that will give students a practical endorsement upon completion of the A level.

Biology option:

Biology is the study of life in all its forms, from the incredible complexity of a bacterial cell to the most elaborate computational system in the known universe, the human brain.

During this course you will be taken on a journey from the level of the molecule, through to cells and how they combine to form tissues, organs and multicellular organisms and the way in which all life interacts to form complex ecosystems on the only planet known to sustain life.

We are in midst of an explosion in biological technologies that are already having a life-transforming impact on every part of our lives, whether it's treating or curing disease through gene technology, developing sustainable resources through bio fuels and recycling or increasing computing power using organic neural networks. To be part of this exciting future, A level Biology is your vital first step.

There is a chance for you to take part in a visit to the Jodrell Bank and other field trips, as well as exciting volunteering opportunities to enhance your experience and skillset.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.


Career pathways

This qualification can lead you to a career as a Dental Surgeon, Doctor/Surgeon, Veterinary Surgeon, Physiotherapist, Radiographer, Midwife, Civil Engineer, Architect, Surveyor, Chemical Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Neuroscientist, Pharmacist, Biomedical Scientist, Clinical Scientist.

Did you know?

There are now at least 17.3 million jobs in STEM.

STEM workers earn on average nearly 20% more than non-STEM workers.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000
 : enquiry@liv-coll.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry criteria for any student wishing to study A Levels is two Grade 5s and three Grade 4s at GCSE, and you must have GCSE Maths and English at a 4.

However, to study this specific pathway you'll need: GCSE English 5, GCSE Sciences all 6, GCSE Maths 6.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email careersadvice@liv-coll.ac.uk or call 0151 252 3607.

Fees

If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course, fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer.

Fee for21/22 is 2000.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.


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