Science

Study in award-winning laboratories at a College that has been awarded the UK's Platinum Science Mark for best practice.

You will benefit from the College’s links with the UK’s most prestigious scientific institutions including; the Royal Society Associate Schools and College scheme, Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics.

We are keen to offer additional opportunities for our students, which have included guest lectures from university academics as well as scientists working in industry. Previous guest lectures have included academics from the University of Oxford, and notable mathematician James Grime. The college is also proud to offer the very successful Medics' Academy for students aspiring to a career in medicine, veterinary science or dentistry.

We also offer exciting opportunities to undertake residential trips, such as an international conservation expedition to Honduras and an exchange trip with science students in Germany, including visiting the Max Planck Institute.

Science courses at Truro College

A Level Biology
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A Level Chemistry
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A Level Environmental Science
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A Level Geology
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A Level Physics
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Level 3 Extended Diploma Applied Science - Analytical & Forensic Science and Biomedical
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T Level Science
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Science courses at Penwith College

A Level Biology
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A Level Chemistry
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A Level Environmental Science
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A Level Physics
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Level 3 Extended Diploma Applied Science - Biomedical Science
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T Level Science
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We also offer University level and Access to HE courses in this area. 

Why choose Science?

1. Study in award-winning laboratories at a College that has been awarded the prestigious Platinum Science Mark for best practice. Truro and Penwith College is proud to be the first provider in Cornwall to receive the award in recognition of the delivery of inspirational science education and commitment to excellence. Adam Little, Professional Development Leader at STEM Learning, said: “Being awarded the Platinum Science Mark is such a prestigious achievement because the assessment process is so rigorous, ensuring the programme is a true hallmark of quality science teaching. Each school and college who receives Platinum Science Mark has demonstrated a real and ongoing commitment to excellent science education in their school. Truro and Penwith College is a great example of this.”

2. Exceptional technical support that gives you real world experience with links to industry employers.

3. Learn from highly qualified, outstanding teachers who are passionate about their subject areas and specialise in delivery of post-16 science education.

​Choose Science for careers in:

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Forensic Science
  • Genetics
  • Geochemistry
  • Geophysics
  • Marine Science
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Microbiology
  • Nursing
  • Physics
  • Research Science
  • Veterinary Science
Science Academies

If you are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) or in a career in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science, the Science Academies can give you the additional support, skills and experience you'll need.

Medics' Academy

STEM Academies