Science (T Level)

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All students will develop a general understanding of health and science:

  • working within the health and science sector
  • health, safety and environmental regulations
  • managing information and data
  • principles of good scientific and clinical practice
  • core science concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, genetics, microbiology and immunology

They will also learn about topics specific to science:

  • understanding the science sector
  • further science knowledge, including cell cycle and cellular respiration, enzyme and protein structure, pathogens, classification of biological materials, kinetic changes and relevant analytical techniques
  • scientific methodology
  • experimental equipment and techniques
  • ethics of science

In addition to the core content, each student must choose one of the following specialisms in technical science:

  • laboratory sciences
  • food sciences
  • metrology sciences

How will I be assessed?

Core component:

  • 2 written examinations
  • employer-set project (ESP)

In order to achieve a grade for the core component, the student must attempt both of the external examinations and the ESP. The combined marks from these assessments will be aggregated to form the overall core component grade (A* to E and U)

Occupational specialism component:

  • a case study assessment
  • 2 practical activities assessments:
  • a professional discussion

What do I need?

You will need to achieve 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English, Maths & Science 

Where can it take me?

This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in science. Students can progress into roles such as, Food Manufacturing Inspector, Laboratory Technician, Metrologist etc.

Students can also use this T Level to progress to a related higher-level apprenticeship or course of study at a higher level.

Additional information

When you pass your T Level, you will get a nationally recognised certificate showing the overall grade you achieved – pass, merit, distinction or distinction*. It will also give details of what you learned on the course to help you move into skilled employment or a higher apprenticeship.

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