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GCSE Biology

This is an ideal qualification for those considering a career in health or applied sciences.

32 Weeks
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: GCSE grade 3/D in Maths, English & Science and interview and short assessment

Course Info

GCSE Biology is the study of living organisms and their structure, life-cycles, adaptations and environment.

Subject content

  • Cell biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Ecology

A formal assessment will be two 1 hour 45 minute exams, covering the following:

  • Exam 1 – Cell biology, organisation, infection & response, bioenergetics
  • Exam 2 – Homeostasis, inheritance, variation & evolution, ecology

There will also be 10 compulsory practicals throughout the duration of the course.


Staff are highly qualified and enthusiastic. They ensure student success by making the teaching and learning differentiated and student centred.

Teaching styes vary from lecture to group work, to ICT based research to practical investigations. Tasks are set of support and reinforce the subject material covered in the sessions. It is expected that these tasks are completed in the learner’s own time.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

Students must have GCSE grade 3/D  in Maths, English & Science and attend an interview and short assessment.