Biology GCSE

Overview

A Biology qualification is important for all kinds of career choices. The College offers GCSE Biology for students who want to improve on their previous Science studies.

Progression

A GCSE Science at Grade 4 or above is necessary for many careers including Teaching, Nursing and Midwifery.

Students interested in continuing their Scientific studies may wish to progress to the Level 3 BTEC Applied Science.

 

Course Content

This is an intensive one-year course and includes the study of:

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

The course involves ten required practicals such as growing micro-organisms, food testing and human reaction times.

Educational Experiences

In addition to course specific experiences, students also have the opportunity to get involved in the College’s:

Activities Programme and Guest Speaker Programme.

Assessment

This course is 100 % examination, via two written exams containing multiple choice, short answer questions and extended writing.

The exam board for this GCSE is AQA.

Entry Requirements

Ideally students will have already studied GCSE Science and achieved at least a Grade 1.

Students will be successful on this course if they are interested in Biology, enjoy practicals and are prepared to work hard and revise thoroughly.

Download Course Leaflet

Download the Biology GCSE information leaflet.

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