GCSEs & Functional Skills
28 Sep 2023
£195.00 or Free
GCSE Biology is the study of living organisms and their structure, life cycles, adaptations and environment. You will study both animal and physical biology.
This GCSE (grades 9–1, where 9 is the highest grade) in Biology is a linear qualification that consists of 2 externally examined assessments.
Who is the course for?
The qualification will cover the following topics:
• Cell biology
• Infection and response
• Homeostasis and response
• Inheritance, variation and evolution
• Key ideas
Learners are required to hold a minimum of level 1 qualifications in English and maths (GCSE, Functional Skills or equivalent) or to successfully complete English comprehension and maths reasoning tests at Level 1
All students are expected to attend all of their timetabled sessions on time, unless prior agreement has been made and agreed with their Tutor. For qualification classes the expectation is a minimum of 85% attendance. If a student arrives more than ten minutes late for class they may be asked to leave. If a student is absent for three consecutive weeks without notice they will automatically be withdrawn from the course.
Your progress will be assessed throughout the course using a variety of methods within the classroom (required practical activity, group discussion, group work, lab work, etc.). At the end of the course (normally May/June), you will complete 2 final written examinations which are externally marked/graded by the awarding body (AQA). Results are released in August.
Those wanting to progress into further/higher education for studies and/or a career in science, biology, pharmacology, ecology, forensic science, etc.
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