Maths and English for a successful future

What's it all about?

There’s a whole range of exciting career options in the science industry, across many different and fascinating areas, including food technology, biomedical science, forensic science, textile technology, microbiology, aerospace, clinical research and pharmacy. There will always be new things waiting to be discovered so there will always be a demand for scientists. You will have the opportunity to be innovative, research new possibilities, make breakthroughs and improve our understanding and knowledge of the world.

A-Level Science at Sunderland College

Who is it for?

To be successful in this sector you will need an investigative and curious mind, be able to work under pressure, find solutions to problems, have excellent IT and numerical skills, be determined and have the perseverance to make ground-breaking discoveries!

Who we work with

We work with the following employers to help you gain real work skills:City Hospitals Sunderland, Sunderland Astronomical Society, Centre for Life, Royal Society of Biology, Royal Society of Chemistry, Institute of Physics, Teesside University, University of Sunderland.

A-Level Science at Sunderland College

of our applied science students have progressed to employment or further study.
(Destination data, academic year 2016/17)


100% pass rate for Level 3 Extended Diploma Applied Science.
(Summer 2018)

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for science students including:

  • Laboratory equipment; ecology equipment; microbiology equipment; electrophoresis equipment; respirometer and spirometers; micropipettes; and data logging equipment such as ECG, pulse monitors, and respiratory function.

  • Industry-standard laminar flow cabinet.

  • Specialist PCR machine, electrophoresis equipment and Medilabs.

Why maths skills are important in the applied science sector 

You will use maths skills every day in the applied Science sector to:

  • to manage large amounts of data 
  • to interpret results 
  • to identify trends 
  • to evaluate data 
  • to design experiments and controls 
  • to manage budgets. 

Why english skills are important in the applied science sector 

You will use english skills every day in the applied science sector to:

  • to communicate effectively with scientists and non-scientists 
  • to communicate scientific information in a simple way 
  • to deliver presentations and research 
  • to exchange ideas
  • to write reports 
  • to draft research proposals 
  • to write research grants. 

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