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32 weeks
450 GBP excl. VAT
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450 GBP
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Trowbridge
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Course description

GCSE Biology

From the start of this course, as we look beyond the surface of life, you will glimpse the astoundingly intricate systems and processes that underpin the existence of even the simplest organism: this sense of awe is reason enough to study biology. Everyone is curious to know about the workings of the human body, but there is also a multitude of living things on which we depend as part of our environment.

You will gain an understanding of a range of careers where a grounding in biology or in science generally is beneficial. Most students who take this course aspire to work in health care or primary teaching.

Our GCSE English and GCSE Maths qualifications can usually be taken concurrently with GCSE Biology. Click on the links to?find out more about them?and how to enrol.

Suitability - Who should attend?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course; however, in order to succeed in one year, you will need to start with a level of knowledge of biology and scientific working roughly equivalent to the end of Key Stage 3 (school year 9). You can get a sense of what that level looks like by visiting the Key Stage 3 biology pages of BBC Bitesize.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This course leads to a GCSE qualification in biology.

Training Course Content

You will study seven topics that together form a framework of the key ideas that underpin biology:

  • Cells – structure, division and transport
  • Organisation: systems in humans and plants
  • Infectious diseases
  • Energy: photosynthesis and respiration
  • Coordination in humans and plants
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Ecology: organisms living with each other

Continuing Studies

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

A GCSE in a science subject is an essential requirement for several vocational areas, in particular further study for some branches of nursing and for primary teaching.This course is also ideal for students wishing to progress onto our Access to Higher Education course, opening the way to further progress into study at University Level.

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Wiltshire College & University Centre

Wiltshire College & University Centre is the main provider of further and higher education in Wiltshire and is fast on its way to becoming outstanding having achieved a good Ofsted grade in June 2018. Based across four main campuses, Wiltshire...


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Cocklebury Rd
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