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GCSE Biology

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.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: GCSE
Adult and Community
Location: Ilkeston
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 32
Hours: 2.50
Start: 13/09/2022
Days/Times:
Tuition: £811
Ilkeston

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/gcse-biology-2
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Course Information for Students

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 1 Topics:

  • Cell biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics

Paper 2 Topics: 

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

This course will be delivered on-site.

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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

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.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 19, 2021 3:45 pm