Applied Science and Technology - Gateway Level 2 Extended Certificate


About the course

This course is aimed at young people who want to progress to Higher Level study in Applied, Health, Medical and Forensic Sciences.

You must have four GCSEs at grade D or above, which must include GCSEs in Science, Maths and English. Alternatively, you can have a BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Applied Science, with Maths and English Functional Skills at Level 1.

You will need a good reference from a school or employer, and will need to complete an interview and assessment prior to enrolment.

The emphasis of the course is on science in nature and in society. Units include: Chemistry and our Earth; Energy and our Universe; Biology and our Environment; Human Behaviour.

Assessment is continuous throughout the year and based on assignments and projects. There is no final exam.

Students who successfully complete the intermediate level, and achieve a Merit or above, can go to the BTEC National Diploma in Science or a variety of BTEC National Diploma courses such as Medical, Health and Forensic Science.

There is a positive atmosphere at Candi which really helps you learn

Daniel Temesgen

Daniel Temesgen

Subjects: A Levels in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Physics

Destination: Chemistry at UCL

He said: “I am going to study Chemistry at UCL as I found studying it and the coursework at City and Islington College very interesting.

"The teachers at the College have been fantastic as I struggled in my first year, but they really helped me to turn it around and have helped me achieve what I have. There is a positive atmosphere at Candi which really helps you learn and enjoy yourself."

Course information

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01 January 1970

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