GCSE Science (Combined- Dual Award)

West Yorkshire & Harrogate Excellence Centre
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

The GCSE Science course being delivered by Leeds Sixth Form ( Part of Leeds City College) is the AQA GCSE Combined Science: Synergy specification. On successful completion of the course learners will gain a double GCSE qualification.

A one-year course commencing September the programme is delivered as a 3-hour lesson each week at the Park Lane Campus Leeds. Currently there is a morning option (Friday 9:30-12:30) and two evening options (Tuesday/Wednesday 6-9pm).The specification is divided into 8 Units. Each unit contains a mixture of chemistry, biology and physics and is delivered as "themes". Practical sessions are offered during the Christmas and Easter holidays and learners have access to all of the lessons online using the google classroom platform and have free use of two other online learning platforms to support independent study.

The course is open to any member of the public at a cost of £881, individuals would need to contact Leeds City College direct.

A limited amount of funding is available through the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Excellence Centre for employees and volunteers working in “support” roles (NHS Agenda for Change bands 1-4 or equivalent). The funding available covers the cost of the course. The overall aim of the funding is to enable staff who need GCSE science qualifications to progress their career aims to study and gain two GCSE’s in Science.

To be eligible for course funding applicants need to be working in an organisation that provides Health or Care services in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate area (including organisations from the primary, secondary, community, voluntary or third sector).


To access funding, interested individuals are asked to complete a "funding request" application form to be returned by 23rd June 2019 for consideration. Please email the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Excellence Centre Project Team at: leedsth-tr.wyhexcellenecentre@nhs.net for an application form.

To find out more about the College and course you can also go directly to the college website: https://www.leedscitycollege.ac.uk/courses-apprent...

The full content and specification of the AQA GCSE science qualification can be accessed here: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combi...

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