This AQA GCSE focuses on all aspects of Biology at Level 2. It is taught over a 30-week period and will include 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 and should be aged 19 years or over. You will need to have a good grasp of written English and comprehension.
GCSE Science to at least a grade D would be beneficial.
You will study:
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, for example our Access to HE Science. It will also provide an excellent foundation for the Access to Health Professions programme.
GCSE Biology is also a basic requirement for many degree courses, in particular for the healthcare sector and PGCE programmes.