Higher: Sciences (Level 6)

Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
22 Aug 2022
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Courses starting in August 2023 will open for applications on Monday 16th January 2023.

This brand new and exciting course will allow you to study three Highers in one sitting which would allow progression to HND or degree programmes. You can choose to study either Higher Maths and two Sciences, or three Sciences; Higher Chemistry, Higher Human Biology and Higher Physics. There may be an opportunity for some students, with relevant qualifications and following interview, to take on four Highers in one sitting or to study National 5 or Higher English in addition to these subjects. Please indicate your subject preference on the application form.

This course is available to study on a full time and a part time basis.

What will I learn?

Three from the following:  

  • Higher Human Biology 
  • Higher Chemistry 
  • Higher Physics 
  • Higher Maths 

*for some students four subjects will be considered or infilling into an English National 5 or Higher English class. 

Entry requirements (minimum)

You should have passes in National 5 qualifications at B grade or above in Chemistry, Human Biology, Maths and Physics.

Entry requirement equivalency table

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Jobs and further study

This course will allow you to progress directly to HND Applied Biological Science (Biomedical Route) or HNC Applied Sciences at Glasgow Clyde College (depending on attendance and reference).  Both of these courses have articulation agreements in place with a range of universities. 

You may have the suitable entry requirements to apply for other universities or to gain direct entry to the following courses at Glasgow Clyde College: 

  • HND Beauty Therapy 
  • HNC Healthcare Practice 
  • HND Accounts 
  • HND Industrial Biotechnology (maths, chemistry and human biology/ biology) 
  • HNC Computing 
  • HND Software Development  
  • HND Web Development  
  • HNC Electrical Engineering 
  • HNC Engineering Systems  
  • HNC Mechanical Engineering  
  • HND Cyber Security 
  • HNC Manufacturing Engineering  
  • HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
  • HND Infrastructure and Cyber Security 
  • HND Networking and Cyber Security  

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3748