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Course Code: GEVE1

Level: 2
Subject area: Science
Awarding body: AQA
Qualification: GCSE
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Wednesdays, 5.30pm - 8.30pm

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About the course

Do you need a pass grade in GCSE Biology? This course is studied one evening per week and involves the study of life and all living matter. It can open the door to studying a science subject at advanced level when combined with other GCSE passes. You’ll study cell biology; organisation infection and response; bioenergetics; homeostasis and response inheritance; variation and evolution, and ecology.

What you'll learn

This course includes the following subjects:

  • cell biology
  • organisation
  • infection and response
  • bioenergetics
  • homeostasis and response
  • inheritance, variation and evolution
  • ecology
  • key ideas.
Entry requirements

If you’ve sat GCSEs before, you will need to have achieved a grade 3 (D) in English/maths or a level 2 qualification in literacy/numeracy to retake this GCSE. If not, you may be required to undertake an initial assessment in order to be accepted onto this course.


There are two written exams.

The provisional dates for the GCSE Biology exams are Tuesday 14 May 2019 (1.30pm) and Friday 7 June 2019 (1.30pm).

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you may be able to progress to a higher level science course at the College. Alternatively, you may wish to progress to higher level education such as A Levels, BTECs or a degree.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.


Course Code: GEVE1

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £280

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A  or   B
19 - 23 A  or   B(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A  or   B

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.