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Science and Health Professions — A Level Pathway

Maths and Science

Course ID: 164259

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • Ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in the science and health industry.
  • Study in our brilliant learning environment with exceptional facilities and resources.
  • Access outstanding support from our dedicated and passionate teaching team.
  • Choose from a varied range of options and pursue your interests.
  • Take part in our exciting extracurricular activities and make the most out of college life.
  • Learn in the heart of the city centre and become a part of our growing, inclusive community.

What to expect from the course

You'll study:

Biology
Chemistry
Psychology
Swap Options: Sociology, English Language, GeographyYou'll study:

Take part in hands-on volunteering opportunities throughout the course; enhance your skill set and experience within this exciting field of study. You'll also be encouraged to get involved with our debating club, University masterclasses, British Science Week as well as ReachOut Mentoring. Recieve outstanding support from our dedicated teaching team, and reach your full potential with us here at the college.

Become a valued member of our growing and inclusive community and apply for this excellent AS Level Pathway- what are you waiting for?

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 you 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

Biology A-Level:

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'll 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.

Psychology A-Level:

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour. It is an interesting and challenging course that will help you learn about the brain, body and how they influence or are influenced by our behaviours. Psychology will also give you the opportunity to study research and to design your own experiments, amongst other things.

You'll study:

social influence – the way in which people influence each other’s behaviours, opinions and attitudes;

memory – the way information is stored and lost, including eye witness testimonies;

attachment – childhood relationships and their consequences.

approaches – an insight into the major psychology theories

bio-psychology – the role of biology and the brain; psychopathology, causes and treatments of mental health

research methods – research studies and the analysis of data; issues and debates in psychology; gender development and disorders; schizophrenia

forensic psychology – profiling and offender behaviours.

Take part in hands-on volunteering opportunities throughout the course; enhance your skill set and experience within this exciting field of study. You'll also be encouraged to get involved with our debating club, University masterclasses, British Science Week as well as ReachOut Mentoring. Recieve outstanding support from our dedicated teaching team, and reach your full potential with us here at the college.

Become a valued member of our growing and inclusive community and apply for this excellent AS Level Pathway- what are you waiting for?


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

Career pathways include:

Pharmacist, Microbiologist, Neuroscience, Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Conservation, Nurse, Physiotherapist, Speech & Language Therapist, Midwife, Clinical Psychologist, Environmental Health.

There is now a higher demand than ever for Nurses and Medical staff in the UK.

There is only a 0.35% risk of Health and Social care jobs becoming automated, so you can be assured secure and fulfilling future employment.

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 will need: GCSE English 5, Maths 6, GCSE Biology and GCSE Chemistry/Combined Sciences all 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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