Biomedical Science is a practical course ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in the medical field, including medical science, nursing, radiography or one of the many other fields in the NHS.
- Average point score* of 4.5 or above, calculated from all GCSE subjects. Your point score MUST include at least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above - including English Language or Maths.
- If your English Language is a D/3, your Maths must be at least a C/4 and vice versa.
- Grade C/4 or above in at least two Science GCSEs (not equivalents).
- Grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths.
- Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language.
What will I study?
Biomedical Science covers a wide range of topics across the three broad disciplines of science: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Each of these is approached from a medical view point and will develop your understanding of the importance of science in modern medicine.
The course draws from the scientific knowledge you learn in the classroom to aid in developing a high level of practical laboratory skills that will stand you in good stead for either further study or the workplace.
What could I do next?
This course could prepare you for work in the science industry, in particular in the NHS and other biomedical fields. You could also progress on to Higher Education to study a range of scientific degrees including Pharmacy, Biomedicine, Forensics and Zoology. You can go on to university to study subjects as diverse as Business Management, Marketing, Finance, Law or Economics.