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This course has been designed specifically for mature students who do not have the relevant qualifications for entry to higher education.
You will attend college four days a week between 9.30 and 3.30.
You will be assigned a personal tutor who will support you with studies and personal development.
Good time-management skills are necessary as assessment of the course is on an on-going basis.
curriculum is structured so that core study skills units are delivered together
with the cohorts of the other Access courses in the College and the specialist science
units are delivered as individual groups by our Science tutors. There are weekly tutorials where one
to ones take place and you set own targets for development of specific
skills and knowledge, including completion of the UCAS process. Your learning is further supported by Google Classrooms where all resources, assignments and schemes of work are uploaded for you to
As well as the core study skills units, this course has been designed to offer 21 credits in Biology and 18 credits in Chemistry so that you have a good foundation in both subject areas enabling applications to a wide range of biology/chemistry related degrees.
The course will cover the following topics:
You should have a minimum of GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above. You will also be invited for an Advice & Guidance interview with the tutor.
If you do not meet the entry requirements, we would advise you to consider enrolling on our Pre-Access to Higher Education course and GCSE English and Maths
This course is assessed in a variety of ways with assignments including: presentations, discussions, tests, projects, practical work, problem solving exercises, essays, scientific reports, diagrams and interviews.
This course can lead on to a range of University degree courses, for example:
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Basingstoke College of Technology
Worting Road, Basingstoke
Hampshire, RG21 8TN