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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 31

Hours: 2.00

Start: 10/09/2018

Days / Times: Thursday 16:15 to 18:15

Tuition (£): 811.00*

Concessions: 406.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This AQA GCSE focuses on all aspects of Biology at Level 2. It is taught over a 30-week period and includes practical activities. At least 15% of the marks in the written exams will draw on practical activities. Like most evening classes, it is a condensed one-year course which would normally be taught over two years in secondary schools, so extra reading at home will be necessary.

Good attendance is essential to you achieving a C grade (new grade 4/5) or above in this course. Any lessons missed, especially practical lessons, will be detrimental to your learning.


Entry requirements

You will need to have an interview. You will also need to have a good grasp of written English and comprehension. This course will be ideal if you are already studying Health and Social Care and need a GCSE in Biology.

GCSE Science to at least a grade D would be beneficial.


Course Content

You will study:

Paper 1 Topics:

  • Cell biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics

Paper 2  Topics: 

  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Ecology

How will I be assessed?

Paper 1:

  • Written exam: 1hr 45 minutes
  • 100 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Paper 2:

  • Written exam: 1hr 45 minutes
  • 100 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Both papers have multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response type questions.

Foundation tier: grades 1-5 are available

Higher tier: grades 4-9 are available.







Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?


What can I do after this course?


Our GCSE Biology qualification will enable you to progress to many higher level science-based courses, such as our Access to HE Science. It will also provide an excellent foundation for Access to Health Professions. GCSE Biology is also a basic requirement for many degree courses, in particular for the healthcare sector and PGCE programmes.


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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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