Pre-University Taster Science

Pre-University Taster Science

Cambridge Campus, VAR
Start Date: VAR
Code: MIID16
Location: Cambridge Campus
Duration: 2-4 Weeks
College Attendance: 2-4 Weeks
Type:Part Time

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

About the 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.

Is this Course for you?

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.

What will you study?

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


Access to HE Science programme at Cambridge Regional College.

Entry Requirements

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

How we support you

You will enjoy the following during your study:

•    A minimum of 20 study hours per week

•    Experienced lecturers and course tutors

•    Excellent resources and teaching facilities

How to Apply

To apply click the apply button above and complete the International application form.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information is correct, some details may be subject to change. Cambridge Regional College reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient.

Share this page:
If you are unsure about the right course for you or would like to talk about our courses in more detail with a member of staff, then get in touch
Cambridge| Huntingdon| 01223 418200|