Access to Professions in Science

Access courses are equivalent to three A-Levels. The course lasts for one year and on completion students typically go directly to a HE course.


Modules on this pathway include a combination of biology, chemistry and physics units.

Chemistry units:
• Analytical Chemistry
• Energetics
• Organic Chemistry
• Reacting Amounts
• Structure and Bonding

Biology units:
• Human Cardiovascular System
• Diet and Digestion
• Exchange and Transport of Gases
• Genetics
• The Cell

Physics units:
• Dynamics and Statics
• Medical Uses of Radioisotopes
• Non-Ionising Medical Imaging
• Circular Motion, Simple Harmonic Motion and Resonance
• Physical Quantities and Algebraic Methods

In addition to the above modules, you will study a number of core skills units which will enable you to develop the academic skills necessary for studying on the Access course and beyond.


The science pathway is designed for progression onto science-related degree courses e.g. Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Paramedical Science, Radiography and varying academic degrees e.g. Biology.

This course provides an excellent academic foundation and the majority of students’ progress to a range of HE courses.

Colleges/universities value the commitment, experience and motivation that adult students bring, but success depends on a variety of factors – including limited course places, achievement of required grades, regular attendance on this course, standard of UCAS application and interview at university.


In order to achieve this qualification you must achieve 60 Level 3 credits in a number of modules. You will be continuously assessed via a range of methods which include producing essays, presentations, timed assessments and laboratory work.


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09:00 - 16:30


Avaliable at: Pendleton Sixth Form College


Course: £3,384.00