GCSE Biology (Science) Part-time (FHSC)

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC382
Qualification Type GCSE or Equivalent
Qualification Level Unknown/Not applicable
Course type Part Time


GCSE Biology gives students the chance to gain a good understanding of Human Biology, Organisms, Evolution and the Environment. You will learn in the science laboratories with experienced and enthusiastic tutors. The specification integrates the principles of ‘Working Scientifically’ throughout the topics in required practicals. The course gives students the context of how science is applied in the outside world by real scientists. The course is aimed at any age group as education is ageless.


•The course follows the New 9-1 grade system

•Topics covered; ‘Cell Biology’, ‘Organisms’, ‘Infection and responses’, ‘Bioenergetics’, ‘Homeostasis and responses’, ‘Inheritance, Variation and Evolution’ and ‘ Ecology’

•10 required practical’s are included, such as; ‘Food tests’, ‘Photosynthesis’ and ‘Using Quadrates and Transects’. These contribute 15% towards the total marks of the examination

• Independent Learning Tasks (ILT – Homework) are also given throughout the topics

How will it be delivered?

•Mock exams and revision sessions will be conducted through the year

•Two end of year exams will take place in May/ June 2020

Entry requirements

You need to have English at grade D or above, maths at grade D

Equivalent qualifications or experience accepted

Functional Skills level 2 accepted

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Your next steps...

Upon successful completion of your GCSE science course, you may be able to study on an Access to HE Health Science Professions Level 3 course or an Access to HE Childcare (Teaching) depending upon your age and achievement.