Biology GCSE (Part-time)

Course Overview

Studying GCSE Biology provides the foundations for understanding the material world. Scientific understanding is changing our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all learners should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. They should be helped to appreciate how the complex and diverse phenomena of the natural world can be described in terms of a small number of key ideas relating to the sciences which are both inter-linked, and are of universal application. There are two tiers of entry for this qualification:

Higher Tier – Grades A* – D

Foundation Tier – Grades C – G

Unit 1: CELLS, ORGAN SYSTEMS and ECOSYSTEMS

Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes

45% of qualification

A mix of short answer questions, structured questions, extended writing and data response questions with some set in a practical context. A tiered assessment.

Unit 2: VARIATION, HOMEOSTASIS and MICRO-ORGANISMS

Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes

45% of qualification

A mix of short answer questions, structured questions, extended writing and data response questions with some set in a practical context. A tiered assessment.

Unit 3: PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT

10% of qualification

Practical assessment that will be carried out in centres, but will be externally marked by WJEC. It will take place in the first half of the spring term (January – February). An untiered assessment

  • Entry Requirements

    None

  • Career Prospects

    Grade B in a science subject such as biology is required for many nursing degree courses and a C grade in a science subject for a PGCE teaching degree.

Study Mode

Adult Learning

Location

Neath College

Course Length

1Y

Fees

19/20 fees: £282

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