Where will this course lead?

A GCSE in Biology can be used in a high number of cases where a GCSE Science qualification is required as a condition of entry. For example, nursing degrees and teaching training programmes.

What will I study?

- Cell biology
- Organisation
- Infection and response
- Bioenergetics
- Homeostasis and response
- Inheritance, variation and evolution
- Ecology
- Key ideas

How will this course be delivered?

The classes will last for two hours a week over 30 weeks.

These will include lectures, learning activities and laboratory sessions. Students will be expected to spend several hours doing private study in order to reach the standard requirements for examinations.

What qualifications will I get?

GCSE Biology

How will I be assessed?

You will sit two exams of 1 hour 45 minutes duration each in the summer examination window of the academic year you are studying in.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by interview and an initial assessment test. To book a place at a part-time science course enrolment evening, please contact 0121 678 7362.

What are the entry requirements?

Successful completion of an interview and diagnostic assessment.

What else do I need to know?

Apparatus and materials for practical work, including safety equipment, are provided.

What can I do after this course?

This qualification is often used as an entry qualification to specific programmes such as nursing degrees and teacher training programmes.


Blossomfield Campus

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Part Time

GCSE Biology

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