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This programme is ideal if you would like to study any of the science-based degrees we offer, but don’t have the right qualifications or grades to do so. Science Gateway will prepare you for success on our degree programmes by helping you develop your knowledge in relevant areas of biology and chemistry, your practical skills, and your academic study skills. The programme runs for one year at Cornwall College’s thriving Newquay campus and will be taught in small supportive groups by experienced tutors. Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress to the first year of your chosen Foundation Degree (FdSc) or Bachelors (BSc) programme (that may run at any of our campuses across Cornwall and Devon – please see website for details).
This inclusive and intensive programme covers core principles in biology and chemistry (with physics modules available for progression to some programmes) and provides ample opportunities to acquire new laboratory and fieldwork techniques. You will refresh key elements of maths, essential for higher level study, and develop your academic study skills to a high level to support success on your chosen degree and beyond. You will learn the method of science, research skills, academic writing and referencing, and presentation skills.
Year 1: Core Modules: Foundation Biology (20 credits), Further Biology (20 credits), Practical and Field Skills in Biology (20 credits), Study and Mathematical Skills for Scientists (20 credits). Optional Modules: Foundation Chemistry (20 credits), Further Chemistry (20 credits), Foundation Physics (20 credits), Further Physics (20 credits)
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Cornwall College Newquay|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
GCSEs at grade C or 4 or above in English Language, Maths and a Science although GCSE English Language and Maths can be offered alongside the Science Gateway year.
Level 3 qualifications are desirable however the programme is designed to provide an inclusive route into HE and as such attracts applicants from a variety of different backgrounds. For this reason we interview all applicants to assess their suitability, which will include initial assessment.
Suitability of mature applicants with no formal qualifications but with relevant experience will be assessed through interview
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.cornwall.ac.uk
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,950||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8,600||Year 1|