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Programme overview

With 90% of businesses recruiting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) graduates, this programme leads perfectly to higher education and/or one of several exciting careers. The programme features both Forensic and Medical Pathways, allowing you to develop a range of analytical, scientific and practical skills through an exciting curriculum that includes carrying out your own research project.

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C including Maths and Science. Applicants with a grade 3 in English will be accepted, but must study a GCSE in English alongside this programme.

Course Facts

Learn about the real-life applications of science, with work experience playing an important part. Physiology, genetics and chemical reactions all feature as you develop important skills such as clinical research. You may also choose to specialise in animal science.


During the two-year programme you will cover a variety of units, with assessment involving written assignments, lab practicals and two external exams both at the sixth form college and on work placement.


Students have enjoyed a wealth of extracurricular activities, including work placements within pharmaceutical and clinical research environments. Visiting the Natural History and Science Museums, students have made links between classroom theory and practical application.

Next Steps

New applications are no longer being accepted for Lytham Sixth Form College following the decision to close the College in summer 2019.

Applicants who have applied to us for September 2019 entry have been contacted by the Admissions Team about next steps.

Why not make your career dreams a reality at Blackpool and The Fylde College - England’s most successful large college.*

Judged Outstanding by Ofsted, B&FC provides a first-rate education to steer you towards your future career.

Visit the B&FC website to view our range of courses and look out for our College and School Liaison advisers who will talk you through the different options.

If you have any questions please contact the Admissions Team on<
T: 01253 504 343

*based on the Education and Skills Funding Agency National Achievement Rate Tables (April 2018)

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