Science Level 1

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code P00135
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This is a 1 year full time course

About the course

On this course you will study three units: biology, chemistry and physics. 

In biology the focus is on healthy living, inheritance and reproduction.

You will learn about how diet, exercise and the use of drugs affect human health, the causes of diseases, what defences humans have against them. You will explore how hormones affect processes within the human body. You will also study the role of the genes in the reproduction process and the difference between sexual and asexual reproduction. Looking at the theory of evolution, you will discover what determines where particular species live.

In chemistry you will focus on how rocks provide building materials, how metals are used and what we use crude oil and plant oils for. You will also learn about the environmental effects of using fuels and the changes in the Earth and its atmosphere.

In physics you focus on energy and electricity. 

You will explore how energy is transferred by heating, what affects the rate of transfer of energy by heating and what is meant by the efficient use of energy. You will learn about how can we insulate our homes, how we use electricity in the home and how we generate the electricity we need. You will explore the uses and hazards of the waves that form the electromagnetic spectrum and the uses and dangers of emissions from radioactive substances.

You are expected to study Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT where necessary.

Will this course suit me?

An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated with a desire to learn and interest in science.

Qualification Title

AQA Entry level Certificate in Science

What students say about the course

"I love the science experiments; they help me to learn new things"

"The science course is very interesting.  I enjoy biology and chemistry.  We have stimulating discussions which helped me to decide on my future career."

"The teacher is excellent.  The lessons are good and fun too."

"I enjoy the course.  My teacher helps me understand the course and help me with my exams with lots of exam practice."

"The course is great if you are willing to do the work as well as the practical's."



How will it be delivered?

There is practical coursework for each unit (six pieces of practical work).  You will sit 6 externally set exams (45 minutes long).  The best 5 marks will be submitted to the Examination Board AQA. 

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 2 or above including English Language.

Your next steps...

Where Can it Lead

Students who achieve the Level 1 Science qualification should be able to progress onto the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Science.