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Biology

Course Code: GEVE1

Level: 2
Subject area: Science
Awarding body: AQA
Qualification: GCSE
Course type: 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.

Assessments/Exams

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.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.