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Science

With rising industry demand for scientific skills, plus increasing public interest in the world around us and how to protect it for the future, choosing a Science course really can open up a massive range of exciting career options.

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects are all high on the government’s agenda for supporting the UK’s future competitiveness and growth. This means that STEM is an area of high investment, with constantly evolving techniques and breakthroughs. By choosing this route you will be able to develop key transferable skills and enhance your creativity, while gaining problem-solving and employability skills. 

Our courses are based in our City Hub campus and cover a broad base and open up career opportunities in the NHS and in industries such as life sciences, pharmaceuticals, environmental health, forensics and biochemistry. 

Nottingham has a thriving health science sector and we have really good links with some of the area’s top employers, so you can look forward to guest lectures and inspiring work experience opportunities. 

We are committed to helping you gain the skills and knowledge needed for a fascinating and exciting career in science.

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A Level Biology

Biology is the study of life in all of its forms. It combines problem solving with practical skills and enables you to develop a scientific approach to the subject.

A Level Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure, properties and change of the matter which makes up our world. You will study the world right down to its molecular and atomic structure, discovering more about the elements and compounds which…

A Level Physics

This is a challenging but very rewarding course for anyone who enjoys problem solving and wants answers to the big questions about space, time, matter and energy.

Access to Higher Education: Health Professions (Nursing and Midwifery) (19+) including a four week introductory course - Full-time

If you are aged 19+ and want to pursue a career in adult, child or mental health nursing, midwifery or other health professions, this course will put you on the right track.

Access to Higher Education: Science (19+) including a four week introductory course - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ and would like to develop your core science skills ahead of university-level study.

Access to Higher Education: Science (Life Sciences) (19+) including a four week introductory course - Full-time

If you are aged 19+ and have an interest in biology and would like a career based on deepening our understanding of living organisms, then this could be the course for you.

Applied Science (Level 1 BTEC Introductory Diploma) (16-18) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you like science and want to explore the various science-related careers open to you in the future.

Applied Science (Level 1) (19+) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you like science and want to explore the various science-related careers open to you in the future.

Applied Science (Level 2 First Award) (16-18) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you enjoy all things science, have a passion for problem solving and investigation and a good eye for detail.

Applied Science (Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate) - Part of the A Level Programme

For the first time as part of the A level provision at High Pavement, we are offering a BTEC qualification in Applied Science that can be studied alongside two other A levels.

Applied/ Biomedical/ Analytical and Forensic Science (Level 3 BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you would like a career in a science-related field, and want to take your studies further, perhaps onto a degree.

BSc (Hons) Forensic Science Degree (Level 6) - Full-time

This exciting new Level 6 Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree introduces the world of the forensic scientist and crime scene investigator as well as the practical science skills required to become a practicing forensic analyst.

BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences Degree (Level 6) — Full-time

This exciting new interdisciplinary programme is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of the natural world and its complex systems.

FD Dental Technology Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Part-time

This new course provides the skills and theoretical knowledge required to succeed as a dental technician.

Pre-Access to Science & Nursing (19+) - Part-time

You are interested in or currently working in the healthcare, social care or science sector or looking to progress onto an Access course.

Pre-Access to Science/Life Science (19+) - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are aged 19 or above and have ambitions of studying Science at Degree Level, but don’t currently hold GCSE grade 4 or above in Maths and English.

T Level in Laboratory Science (16-18) - Full-time

If you are looking for a career as a laboratory technician, this new T Level which combines classroom-based learning with hands-on industry experience could be for you.

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Biology Lecturer Nicola tells us all about our specialist Microbiology Lab

Our City Hub campus is home to over £1.2m of specialist science facilities. We hear from Biology Lecturer Nicola who tells us all about how our industry standard facilities, like our microbiology lab, as well as our experienced teaching and technician teams mean we are able to offer specialist courses.