GCSE Biology for Adults – Blended Learning
**This course may be FREE if you are claiming benefits or on a low income: please contact us for more details.** The AQA GCSE focuses on all aspects of Biology at Level 2, including practical activities. Most of the course is delivered remotely, with some lessons on-site each term.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at students aged 19+. The AQA GCSE focuses on all aspects of Biology at Level 2. It is an intensive one-year course taught in an evening over 32 weeks. The pace is fast, and you will be expected to make time at home to consolidate what you have learned in class. Good attendance is essential to you succeeding on this course.
GCSE Biology is a requirement for studying many science or health-related subjects and teaching (PGCE) programmes.
You need to have a good grasp of written English and comprehension, as well as basic maths skills. You may have to complete an initial assessment to check that you are working at a strong Level 1 standard as a minimum. If suitable, you will be invited for interview.
GCSE Science to at least a grade D would be beneficial.
What will you learn?
GCSE Biology covers a broad range of topics including human physiology, disease, plant biology, genetics and ecology.
You will study the following topics:
- Cell biology
- Infection and response
- Homeostasis and response
- Inheritance, variation and evolution
You will also carry out ten required practical activities.
How will you learn?
The majority of this course will be delivered remotely. There will be some lessons on-site at the Ilkeston campus (one in each half-term, except for three in the first) to deliver practical activities.
You need to maintain a good level of attendance throughout the course.
What will you need to bring with you?
You will need a PC with Internet access and basic stationery including a calculator. It is strongly recommended that you also purchase the CGP Revision Guide for the course to support your study.
How will you be assessed?
Assessment of your progress is made throughout the year by your tutor.
You will be given homework regularly in addition to the work completed in class.
At the end of the course, there are two written examinations, each assessing different aspects of the course content, available at foundation or higher tier level. Some questions will draw on the knowledge you have obtained from carrying out required practical activities.
Our GCSE Biology qualification will enable you to progress to many advanced science-based courses, for example our Access to Health Professions programme.
GCSE Biology is also a basic requirement for many degree courses in science or health-related subjects and is an essential requirement for teaching (PGCE).
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information, contact our friendly team on 01332 387465 or email@example.com
Course Information for Employers
Information for Employers
This course could lead to one of these careers...
Other Teaching and Other Educational Professionals
Other Health Professionals
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Course Information Last Updated On: January 31, 2023 2:10 pm