National 3 Science (Course Code: C765 73)

SCQF Level 3 (18 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Science?

Science is vital to developments in medicine, industry, health and the environment, to name but a few. As a scientist you need to be good at solving problems and able to explain your work to other people. You will learn how to think in a scientific and analytical way.

The skills you learn in this course are useful in many careers ranging from medicine, manufacturing and agriculture to environmental health.

Career Pathways

To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:

Animals, Land and Environment

Health and Medicine

Manufacturing Industries

Science and Maths

What do I need to get in?

The school or college will decide on entry requirements for the course. You would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

Science is a very practical subject and you will have the opportunity to carry out experiments and practical investigations. Science is central to our society. You will study a range of topics that demonstrate the applications of science in everyday life. This will help you to make your own decisions on contemporary issues where scientific knowledge is constantly developing.

The course has three compulsory units.

Science: Fragile Earth (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Science: Human Health (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Science: Applications of Science (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Your work will be assessed by your teacher or tutor on an ongoing basis throughout the course. Items of work might include:

You must pass all three units to get the qualification.

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

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