A Level Science Practical Endorsement

Academic Enrichment Centre offers A Level science practical courses and written to papers to private candidates for all examination boards (AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC) in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. These qualifications are available to all students, including home-educated, distance-learning and mature students.

With the Academic Enrichment Centre's science practical course you get to:

  • meet the requirements of A Level science practical endorsement

  • improve your grades

  • better understand your science subject through practice

  • opportunity to further develop your laboratory skills for university and beyond, in a safe and productive environment


The Practical Endorsement will be assessed using the Common Practical Assessment Criteria:

  • follows written instructions
  • applies investigative approaches and methods when using instruments and equipment
  • safely uses a range of practical equipment and materials
  • makes and records observations
  • researches, references and report

To achieve a "Pass"

In order to achieve a pass, learners will need to:

  • develop these competencies by carrying out a minimum of 12 practical activities, which allow acquisition of the techniques outlined in the requirements of the specification
  • consistently and routinely exhibit the competencies listed in the CPAC before the completion of the A Level course
  • keep an appropriate record of their practical work, including their assessed practical activities
  • be able to demonstrate and/or record independent evidence of their competency


It will appear on all learners’ certificates as a separately reported result "Pass or Fail", alongside the overall grade for the qualification.

Qualifications purpose

The Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills Qualifications in Mathematics at Level 1 and Level 2 are for learners who want to develop understanding and skills in mathematics.
The qualifications give learners the opportunity to:

  • demonstrate a sound grasp of the underpinning skills and basics of mathematical skills appropriate to the level, and
  • apply mathematical thinking to solve simple problems in familiar situations.

Qualifications aims and outcomes

Functional Skills mathematics qualifications at these levels should:

  • indicate that students can demonstrate their ability in mathematical skills and their ability to apply these, through appropriate reasoning and decision making, to solve realistic problems of increasing complexity;
  • introduce students to new areas of life and work so that they are exposed to concepts and problems which, while not of immediate concern, may be of value in later life; and
  • enable students to develop an appreciation of the role played by mathematics in the world of work and in life generally.

Content areas

  • using numbers and the number system – whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages
  • using common measures, shape and space
  • handling information and data


The Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics at Level 1 and Level 2 consists of one externally assessed assessment.The assessments are available as paper-based and onscreen, on-demand assessment.


The qualification is graded pass/fail.

Biology, Chemistry & Physics Intensive Course

Course Session Course Fees
Chemistry 23rd to 27th September 2019 inclusive £850.00
Biology 28th to 1st November 2019 inclusive £850.00
Chemistry 25th to 29th November 2019 inclusive £850.00
Biology 16th to 20th December 2019 inclusive £850.00
Physics 27th to 31st January 2020 inclusive £850.00
Chemistry 25th February to 1st March 2019 inclusive £1150.00
Biology 25th to 29th March 2020 inclusive £1150.00
Biology 13th to 17th April 2020 inclusive £1350.00
Chemistry 30th April to 3rd May 2020 inclusive £1350.00
All Practical sessions are conducted between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm.