Welcome to the Science department. On this page you will find an introduction to the department and the individual subjects we offer.

Science courses

Applied Science BTEC

Students who join our course will complete the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Science. Whilst the qualification is primarily designed for those who are interested in learning about the Science sector, our students have progressed to a wide range of higher education courses and employment in fields such as; Nursing, Midwifery, Sport & Exercise Therapy, Forensic Science, Mechanical Engineering, Archaeology, Special Effects Make-Up Artistry, Radiotherapy and Environmental Science.

For more information please see the Applied Science BTEC page on the college website.


Biology involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics, ranging from molecular biology to the study of ecosystems and from micro-organisms to mammoths. Biology is never far from the headlines either. The human genome has been sequenced and we know the complete arrangement of the three thousand million bases that make up human DNA which is driving exciting new avenues of research and medical advancement.

For more information please see the Biology page on the college website.


Chemistry is a linear A level course that requires, and develops, a variety of skills from mathematical calculations and problem solving to analysis and practical skills. The study of Chemistry allows us to understand more about the world, including fuel cells, pharmaceutical synthesis, buffer systems in cosmetics and why and how reactions happen.

For more information please see the Chemistry page on the college website.

Environmental Science

Environmental Science has never been more relevant. The over exploitation of our planets physical and biological resources is having a massive impact on the atmosphere, climate, water systems, land and wildlife. Those students who enjoy a multidisciplinary approach to learning and have a keen interest in the sustainability of our planet will enjoy this engaging and thought provoking subject. You will use a combination of case studies, field work and research to develop your key skills including numeracy, communication, team work and critical thinking.

For more information please see the Environmental Science page on the college website.


Does a black hole lead to a parallel universe? Will we be able to travel in time? How will the universe end? Will we be able to make a simple quantum computer? The Advancing Physics course shows how Physics is exciting, always developing, of great practical use in many ways and in many careers, as well as probing some of the deepest truths about the physical world. Advancing Physics describes essential core ideas in Physics in a variety of up-to-date and interesting settings.

For more information please see the Physics page on the college website.

If you have any questions relating to any of these subjects please email openevent@aquinas.ac.uk
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