Finished Compulsory Education Or MCAST Introductory Certificate
Other Entry Requirements
Initial Assessment Tests
The programme gives students, who are in possession of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate, the opportunity to progress to a number of science-related areas including health science, general engineering, applied science and environmental science.
Besides the key skills subjects, namely English, Maltese, Mathematics, IT and Personal Development, you will learn the basics of physics, chemistry and biology. You will also understand the applied use of these subjects in areas such as in the study of living systems, energy applications, etc.
This programme is particularly suitable for students who have a scientific or technical aptitude, even if they have not fully decided upon their ultimate choice of career.
During this one-year period students will follow all 10 units of study. Students will follow a structured taught programme that will consist of class-based lectures. This will be complemented with hands-on science experiments that will be carried out though regular laboratory practice.
All units for this course are locally assessed using pass/merit/distinction grading criteria. For each unit of study a limited number of formal assessments (between 2 to 4) will be carried out by students to provide evidence of their learning. Where applicable, work-placed assessments will be carried out through visits and monitoring of students' logbooks.
Programme Learning Outcomes
1. Understand what skills and qualities are required for jobs in the science sector 2. Make accurate scientific observations and measurements in given situations 3. Describe the main factors that affect the health of individuals 4. Understand some of the factors that influence scientific progress.
Core Study Units
Key Skills: • Mathematics • English • Maltese • Information Technology • Personal Development
Vocational Units: • Working in the Science Sector • Skills and Techniques for Chemistry Investigations • The Study of Living Systems • Causes of Disease and Maintaining a Healthy Living • Energy, Waves and Radiation