GCSE Core Science
Part time course
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There are three units of study.
Unit 1 (Biology) covers:
How the human body is responds to change
How we keep the human body healthy
The effect of drugs on the human body
Infectious diseases and the immune system
How variation exists between individuals and how evolution can produce new species
Organisms and their environment
Unit 2 (chemistry) covers:
Exploiting limestone, its uses and chemical reactions
How do rocks provide metals and their chemistry
How do we get fuels from crude oil
How are polymers and ethanol made from crude oil
The use of plant oils
Changes in the earth and its atmosphere
Unit 3 (physics) covers:
How is heat transferred and what affects the transfer of heat
What is meant by the efficient use of energy and how electrical devices transfer energy
The generation of electricity
The uses and hazards of radiation
The hazards of radioactive substances
What do we know about the origins of the universe and how it is changing"
What will I learn:
Science is the study of the world about us; the organisms, the physical systems and the chemistry. This is a practical subject and as such will examine the evidence for explanations of different phenomena and how this evidence can be used to solve problems.
Successful completion of this course will provide you with a GCSE in science. From here you can progress to further GCSEs in science or vocational courses which require a science background. You will also gain skills which will be useful in a wide range of jobs.
How will the course be delivered:
How will I know how I am doing:
Regular homework and feedback.
Is previous experience necessary:
Not really, providing you can pass a basic induction assessment.
Do I receive a qualification:
Yes - GCSE Science (Core)
What can I do next:
What should I bring to my first class:
Paper and Pen.
Are there any extra costs:
No - All covered in Materials Fee.