A suite of GCSE science courses developed in partnership with the University of York

A3 Scientific detection: module summary

The Scientific detection module provides an insight into three vocational areas:

  • law enforcement (forensics)
  • environmental protection
  • consumer protection

The drama of forensic investigation can make this module very attractive to students. However there are more opportunities for employment in environmental monitoring, consumer protection, and health care.

Scientific detection builds on students' work in the GCSE Science course, especially
C1 Air quality

C2 Material choices

P2 Radiation and life

C3 Food matters

The module will come across to students as more authentic if you are able either to organise trips out to organisations involved in scientific detection, or to set up visits to the class by practitioners.