Applied, Forensic & Biomedical Science

Applied, Forensic & Biomedical Science

Discover... the art of gathering and examining information

Science can offer a theory to explain nearly everything that occurs in our everyday lives. When such explanations are called upon for matters of the law, you enter the world of Forensics and Sciences, one that can open up doors to a wide variety of careers.

From playing a key role in the outcome of criminal cases, to determining the cause of a devastating fire, to working at the forefront of medical research into new drugs, to preparing reports on the impact of pollution on the earth, there’s no end to the challenges that this area of study could lead you to.

We offer a range of Applied, Forensic and Biomedical Science courses, led by specialist lecturing staff with outstanding experience in their related fields.

Our Forensic Science students get hands-on experience of 'CSI' crime scene investigation techniques and forensic photography in our five fully equipped crime scene rooms, including bedrooms, living rooms and a bathroom.

Whether you're moving on from school, or looking to retrain, improve your skills or go on to further study, we have a range of courses to suit your needs, including:

• BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science), which has excellent success rates and is the equivalent of 3 A Levels
• If you do not have the GCSE passes at grade C in English, maths or a science or above and want to carry on studying sciences, then you can apply for our Step Up Science GCSE.
• Computer Forensics course offering a route into this increasingly high profile career
• Science-based A Levels which see students go on to study at prestigious universities like Oxford, Durham, Bristol and Edinburgh
• Nationally-recognised Access to HE courses for over-19 year-olds in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, providing a direct path to university entry after just one year

So if you like to get to the bottom of a problem, and are willing to combine your inquisitive mind with a drive to succeed, we're here to help you create a future in this fascinating field.

Progression potential

You could become:

...a Forensic Fire Investigator ... Forensic Scientist ... Environmental Consultant ... Laboratory Technician ... Nature Conservation Officer ... Crime Scene Investigator ... Water Quality Scientist.