A Biology qualification is important for all kinds of career choices. The College offers GCSE Biology for students who want to improve on their previous Science studies.
A GCSE Science at Grade 4 or above is necessary for many careers including Teaching, Nursing and Midwifery.
Students interested in continuing their Scientific studies may wish to progress to the Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Human Biology.
This is an intensive one-year course and includes the study of:
- Cell Biology
- Infection & response
- Homeostasis and response
- Inheritance, variation & evolution
The course involves ten required practicals such as growing micro-organisms, food testing and human reaction times.
In addition to course specific experiences, students also have the opportunity to get involved in the College’s Activities Programme.
All students need to gain an experience of the work place during their time at College and for students studying vocational courses it should ideally be linked to one of their subject areas.
This course is 100% examination, via two written exams containing multiple choice, short answer questions and extended writing.
The exam board for this GCSE is AQA.
Students should have done either GCSE combined Science or GCSE Biology and achieved at least a Grade 3 in Biology or 3,2 in Combined Science.
Students will be successful on this course if they are interested in Biology, enjoy practicals and are prepared to work hard and revise thoroughly.