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We are recognised by the OCR examination board as a science practical case study.

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At Greene’s we place emphasis on science practicals that are carefully designed to meet the requirements of your A level course and to improve your understanding of A level topics, as well improving your broader scientific knowledge. We ensure that our practicals will be both engaging and relevant: helping achieve your A level grades; preparing you for science at university; stimulating your intellectual curiosity and equipping you to explore the processes that shape our world.

Most examination boards, such as AQA and Edexcel, require students to complete a combination of assessed practicals, and written work. By completing an A level science practical course with Greene’s, you will satisfy the requirements for the A level practical endorsement.

You will also have the opportunity to gain a solid foundation in practical work, and to acquire transferable skills useful in your further study and beyond.

The practical endorsement is obtained by ongoing weekly assessment over the course of twelve weeks, of practical skills and partly by assessed practicals and write ups.

The Greene’s A level science practical courses are designed to allow you time to acquire and be assessed on your practical skills in addition to completing the minimum number of assessed practicals and having recorded you practical work.


With a Greene’s science practical course, you can:

  • Meet the requirements of the A level science practical endorsement
  • Better understand your science subjects through practice
  • Improve your grades
  • Develop your laboratory skills for university and beyond
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Click here to apply for A Level Science Practicals at Greene’s.


Dr. Saif Bham, Senior Scientist at Greene’s

The A level science practical assessment is more than just an exam… practical sessions enable students to develop their ideas into workable investigations and to think critically about evidence. This is the essence of the scientific process.


An alternative one-week intensive course in Oxford for students who are unable to come to Greene’s on a regular weekly basis. Success on these intensive courses requires pre-course preparation. These courses are run from 11th to 15th April 2022 inclusive for Chemistry and 18th to 22nd April 2020 inclusive for Biology and Physics. Please note that the courses will run as normal on Bank Holidays.

All the courses are taught, demonstrated, and instructed by our experienced tutors who are skilled at guiding students through the science practical requirements for A level. Our courses are suitable for anyone studying an A level science, in particular:

  • External candidates studying at home through distance learning organisations;
  • Retake candidates looking to improve their grades and understanding of science in practice;
  • Home-schooled students.


Biology: Intensive practical endorsement course, 17th – 22nd April 2022 inclusive, daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Greene’s College Oxford, St. Gregory the Great School, Cricket Road, Oxford, OX4 3DR.

Chemistry: Intensive practical endorsement course, 11th – 16th April 2022 inclusive, daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Greene’s College Oxford, St. Gregory the Great School, Cricket Road, Oxford, OX4 3DR.

Physics: Intensive practical endorsement course, 4th – 9th April 2022 inclusive, daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Greene’s College Oxford, 97A St. Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1BT.


The year 1 and year 2 courses can be taken consecutively for those wishing to complete the practical endorsement in one year.

Summary descriptionStart dateFee
Intensive A level practical endorsement coursePre-course preparation and assessment followed by twelve laboratory sessions over six consecutive days. Fee is per subject.Chemistry: 11th to 16th April 2022 inclusive
Biology: 17th to 22nd April 2022 inclusive
Physics: 4th to 9th April 2022 inclusive.

Your application is very important to us and we have tried to make the process as simple as possible. Please click here to register.

The registration deadline for the intensive A level practical endorsement Spring courses is Friday, 26th March 2022.

After this date, late entry may be possible at the discretion of Greene’s. Additional late entry fees may apply. Course fees do not include examination entry fees. We hope our FAQ section below will answer most of your questions about A level science practicals at Greene’s; for any other questions please contact

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Science Practicals

Yes. Satisfactory completion of our starter and completer science practical courses may ensure that you meet all the requirements to obtain the A level science practical endorsement – continuous assessment, assessed skills & techniques and completion of at least 12 required practicals. Our courses meet the requirements of the Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geology A level specifications for all the JCQ examination boards that include the practical endorsement (AQA, Edexcel, and OCR).

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