Pre-University Taster Science

Cambridge Regional College
Course summary
2-4 weeks
Part time
Professional Training
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Course description

Pre-University Taster Science

A short taster programme for international students considering the Access to HE Science course.

The course gives an insight into a range of scientific topics such as Radioactivity, Light, Electricity and the Periodic table and uses practical skills to obtain data which will be analyzed. Participants will learn basic subject specific vocabulary and language.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The level of English needed for this programme is a minimum of B1/intermediate.

Audience : For students considering our Access to Higher Education (Science) course which prepares students for university and is also suitable for students who wish to progress to Science-related subjects at university and wish to gain a basic understanding of the concepts needed in these disciplines.

Training Course Content

Common units

  • Study and life in UK / study skills
  • English – speaking and listening
  • Research skills / note taking
  • Presentation skills
  • Exam techniques (IELTS and Cambridge)
  • Grammar and vocabulary for EAP
  • Reading skills
  • Academic writing
  • Critical thinking
  • Understanding and discussing the news

Science units

  • Radioactivity: What is it? Where does it come from? What types are there?
  • Light: What is it? How does it behave?
  • Electricity: What rules does electricity obey?
  • Periodic Table: What the properties of elements tell us about their atomic structure

Continuing Studies

Access to HE Science programme at Cambridge Regional College.

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Cambridge Regional College

Our mission is to transform lives and create prosperity by delivering technical and professional education that meets the needs of students, employers and communities in Cambridgeshire. Cambridge Regional College is the largest further education college in the East of England...

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Cambridge Regional College

Kings Hedges Road
CB4 2QT Cambridge Cambridgeshire

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