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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

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 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

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.)


Course Code: GEVE1

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

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?
This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.