Access: GCSE Biology

Cambridge Regional College
Course summary
1 year
397 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Professional Training

Course description

Access: GCSE Biology

We are pleased to offer a GCSE in Biology at our Huntingdon Campus. This is an exciting syllabus that will provide students with an excellent grounding in varied aspects of biology. Many careers, such as primary school teaching and midwifery, require a science GCSE. This qualification will satisfy that need, as well as being an enjoyable and sociable class experience.

Students will be required to buy the GCSE biology book- AQA GCSE (9-1) Biology by Nick Dixon & Ali Hodgson, published by Hodder Education.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, but applicants will need to come to college to take literacy and numeracy tests and be interviewed.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This qualification leads to:

  • CRC Level 3 Progression
  • CRC Level 4 Progression

Training Course Content

Topics covered:

  1. Cell biology- animal, plant and bacterial cells.
  2. Organisation- tissues, organs and body systems.
  3. Disease and defence- communicable disease, infection control and the development and use of drugs.
  4. Bioenergetics- cellular respiration and photosynthesis
  5. Homeostasis- the nervous system, hormones and negative feedback systems.
  6. Inheritance, variation and evolution- reproduction, DNA and genetic engineering.
  7. Ecology- adaptations, ecosystems and decomposition

Continuing Studies


Having a GCSE in a science subject can enable students to progress to careers such as midwifery.

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Cambridge Regional College

Our mission is to transform lives and create prosperity by delivering technical and professional education that meets the needs of students, employers and communities in Cambridgeshire. Cambridge Regional College is the largest further education college in the East of England...

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Kings Hedges Road
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