Reasons to study this course
- You will learn more about the intricacies of the human body and its workings
- You are interested in medical professions such as nursing, midwifery, paramedicine, and physiotherapy.
What you will need to take this course
- Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Science, English and Maths
What you will study
You will learn about the structure, function and disorders of the major organ systems, complete a practical Microbiology unit, discover how public health initiatives use the media to inform and educate us on how to keep healthy, and complete one optional coursework unit (choices include Human Regulation and Reproduction, Genetics and Genetic Engineering or Biomedical Science).
How you will be assessed
A mixture of coursework and exams
50% weighting for each one
This course will allow progression into allied medical professions such as nursing, midwifery, paramedicine, physiotherapy, as well as further study of the sciences at degree or apprenticeship level.
Students visit the Medical Laboratories at Whiston Hospital to learn more about the work of Biomedical Scientists and how they support the diagnostic and therapeutic work of the medical profession.