This is an ideal qualification for those considering a career in health or applied sciences.
Entry Requirements: Level 1 in Maths & English
GCSE Biology is the study of living organisms and their structure, life-cycles, adaptations and environment.
- Cell biology
- Infection and response
- Homeostasis and response
- Inheritance, variation and evolution
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 a Level 1 in Maths & English and attend an interview and short assessment.