Why Study Science?
The Science Department offers the full range of separate Science subjects at AS and A Level including Biology, Chemistry, Electronics, Human Biology and Physics. AS and A Level Applied Science courses (Single Award and Double Award) are also offered for students who would prefer a more vocational approach to their studies.
Science is currently a Grade 1 department within the college. Student enrolment, retention, progression and achievement continue to rise despite trends nationally; a testament to the dedication, enthusiasm and commitment shared by staff and students within the department.
Our facilities are excellent with all teaching rooms and laboratories equipped with interactive electronic boards. We currently have a suite of 10 science laboratories, including a specialised facility for Electronics, which are modern and well-equipped for Advanced Level experimental work. The LRC and private study facilities are second to none and wide-ranging resources are in constant development to support study.
Whatever Science courses you choose to study you will be taught by highly experienced and dedicated staff with proven track records of outstanding results. In addition, many are experienced examiners and moderators with a number of examination boards and a significant number have higher qualifications in their subject specialisms.
We make learning out priority and our staff make studying Science an interesting, stimulating and accessible experience. OK, it's also challenging, but students are treated as individuals and we'll give you lots of support to help you succeed.
Staff are approachable either during or outside lessons. Each course runs regular workshop sessions to help you with your studies, you can ask for extra help if you needs it, and if we feel you need it we will give you extra support.
Our students not only succeed here but enjoy themselves while they are achieving their best. We enjoy teaching them and we'll enjoy teaching you.
Investigating Science at Work. Aim to examine how Chester Zoo uses science in the workplace in breeding animals, enrichment and conservation. Use of science in recycling water from the elephant enclosure e.g. the reed beds.
Food Science and Technology – production of a yoghurt and its testing at the university laboratories.
River Chew, Glodwick Low, Arkwright Centre
Ecology, Conservation and Ecology unit. Investigation into river pollution of the River Chew; conservation at Glodwick Lows into a SSSI designated site; recycling at Arkwright Centre.
Salford University and Manchester City Academy
Sport Science unit; the physiology of sport and its application.