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Course Code: GDAY1, GEVE1
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Certificate, GCSE
  • Awarding body: Assessment & Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
  • Time of day: Daytime, Evening
  • When you'll study: Mondays, 10.00am to 1.00pm or Wednesdays, 5.00pm - 8.00pm

What's it all about?

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.

Course information

This course includes the following subjects:

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

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).

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.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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