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Course Code: GDAY1, GEVE1

Level: 2
Subject area: Science
Awarding body: AQA
Qualification: Certificate, GCSE
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime, Evening
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Wednesdays, 5.30pm - 8.30pm or Mondays, 10.00am to 1.00pm

About the course

There are many popular and rewarding careers that require a level 4/5 (grade C) or above in GCSE science and, without this qualification, you might find yourself unable to progress to certain higher education courses.

If you can spare three hours a week and you have the determination to succeed, the College’s friendly and highly knowledgeable lecturers can help you gain a GCSE in biology. Benefit from our state-of-the-art laboratories and enjoy learning in a way that is completely different to how it was at school.

Our evening provision has been highly successful with excellent pass rates in previous years, and the College is now extending this provision to daytimes, at a time that will fit in around the school run or other commitments that might make attending the College in the evenings difficult.

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

There are no entry requirements for this course.


The course is assessed via external assessment/exams that set and marked by the exam board (AQA).

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 an Access to Higher Education Diploma or A Levels.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

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