Vocational Course

GCSE Biology

Part-Time

About this course

This is a re-sit course, specifically tailored towards those that have already achieved a grade D in GCSE Science/Biology but would like to achieve a grade C.

You can use this re-sit course to gain entry to Higher Education courses that are asking for you to have a GCSE in Science.

Topics you will study include Human Biology, Health and Fitness, Diseases and Vaccinations, Genetics, Environmental Science and Food Production.

You will also have a 3 week induction period to assess if GCSE Biology is an appropriate route for you.

What will I learn?

Course Units

  1. Cell biology
  2. Organisation
  3. Infection and response
  4. Bioenergetics
  5. Homeostasis and response
  6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
  7. Ecology
  8. Key ideas

How will I be assessed?

There are 2 exams, which are 1 hour and 45 minutes each.

These include multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response questions.

What do I need?

Specific Requirements

  • Grade D in GCSE Science or GCSE Biology

Please contact us directly for advice if you did not sit GCSE Science or GCSE Biology.

Additional Information

Will this course lead to a formal qualification?
GCSE Biology

What is required for the first class?
It is advised that you invest in a GCSE Biology AQA revision book to help with your revision. These are available on long term loan from the Block 5 Library. You must also complete the induction exam on the third week to successfully carry on with the GCSE Biology re-sit course.

Who can I contact about the course?
Part-time Admissions on 0121 602 7799

Course Costs

Tuition Fee (2017-18) - £811.00
Aged 16-18 - 100% discount - £0.00
Aged 19-23 with no Level 2 qualification. If you do not hold a level 2 qualification e.g. 5 or more GCSEs at Grade C or above, a Level 2 BTEC etc. Full Remission Not Available as course is not a full level 2 - £362.00
Aged 19-23 with a Level 2 qualification. If you already hold a Level 2 qualification, e.g. 5 or more GCSEs at Grade C or above, a Level 2 BTEC etc. - £362.00
Aged 24+ with no Level 2 Qualification. If you do not hold a Level 2 qualification, e.g. 5 or more GCSEs at Grade C or above, a Level 2 BTEC etc. - £362.00
Aged 24+ with a full Level 2 Qualification e.g. 5 or more GCSEs at Grade C or above, a Level 2 BTEC etc. - £362.00

Awarding Body Fee (payment for this will be expected in the 1st term of the course) - £TBC
Professional Registration Fee - £TBC
Examination - £TBC
Kit/Equipment/materials - £TBC
DBS - £TBC