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.

Course Content

This is an intensive one-year course and includes the study of:

  • Cell Biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection & response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance, variation & evolution
  • Ecology

The course involves ten required practicals such as growing micro-organisms, food testing and human reaction times.

Activities Programme

In addition to course specific experiences, students also have the opportunity to get involved in the College’s Activities Programme.

Work Experience

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

How to Apply

Applications for entry September 2021

Students from partner schools (Reigate, Warwick, de Stafford and Oakwood) should complete an online application under the guidance of their school.

All other applicants should download and return the 2021 application form.

All applications will be considered according to the College’s Admissions Policy.

Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.

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