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The Level 2 Forensic Science course at Shooters Hill Sixth Form College will provide you with the broader scientific knowledge you need to explore forensic units such as Investigating a Crime Scene and Chemical Analysis and Detection. 

This course will also enable you to progress onto our Level 3 Criminology course upon successful completion. 

Course Content

This course combines both a broad selection of science topics covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics as well as the specified forensic science elements. 

Mandatory Units:

  • Principles of Science
  • Chemistry and Our Earth
  • Energy and Our Universe
  • Biology and Our Environment
  • Applications of Chemical Substances
  • Applications of Physical Science
  • Health Applications of Health Science
  • Scientific Skills

Forensic Route Units:

  • Practical Scientific Project
  • Investigating a Crime Scene
  • The Living Body
  • Chemical Analysis and Detection


In order to study this course you must have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade 3, including maths, English and science.


Successful completion of the Level 2 Forensic Science course provides a direct progression path into the following courses:

  • Level 3 Criminology
  • Level 3 Applied Science