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Biology, GCSE Level 2

  • 2

    Level
    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2019

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code
    B0315

Start Dates

  • September 2019, Part Time, Day
  • September 2019, Part Time, Night

Summary

GCSE Biology is offered as a one-year daytime or evening course. You will spend 3 hours per week in class and you will need to spend a minimum of 4 hours each week on your own studies and homework set by your teacher.

This is an intensive and demanding course which requires full attendance and self directed study. You may need to purchase a textbook (you will be advised as to which one at the start of the course) and also have a suitable scientific calculator.

Topics include:
• Cell biology
• Organisation
• Infection and response
• Bioenergetics
• Homeostasis and response
• Inheritance, variation and evolution
• Ecology
• Key ideas

The course is intended for those entering nursing, teacher training courses or those requiring this qualification for career progression or entry to Higher Education. You will need to have a mature approach to study and be highly self motivated.

There is a lot of practical work, so you will need to enjoy doing experiments on your own and in small groups. You need to be ready to write, calculate, think and join in discussions.

Entry Requirements

The maths and English content of the Biology course is equivalent to a GCSE English and mathematics at grade D or above, or a Functional Skills qualification at level 1, or a level 2 ESOL qualification. It is advisable that applicants already have these qualifications or are working towards achieving them.

Assessment

Two exams in May/June 2018, controlled assessment (coursework) during the course.

Progression

Students may go on to an Access to HE course at CCN or one of many university courses which require a GCSE in a science subject at grade 5 or above. Many vocational course also have this requirement.

Career Progression

A GCSE in a science subject is very useful in getting started in a wide variety of careers.

Fees

September 2019, Part Time, Day
Students who pay will be charged the sum of both the tuition and registration fee. The fee for tuition is £401.00 and registration is £33.00. Please contact the Advice Shop on 01603 773773 for further information.

September 2019, Part Time, Night
Students who pay will be charged the sum of both the tuition and registration fee. The fee for tuition is £401.00 and registration is £33.00. Please contact the Advice Shop on 01603 773773 for further information.