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.
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.
You will study:
Paper 1 Topics:
Paper 2 Topics:
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.
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.