Key Details

  • Available at
    Rhyl, Rhos-on-Sea
  • Level
    2
  • Study Mode
    Part-time
  • Programme Area
    GCSEs
  • Course Length

    30 weeks, 3 hours per week

  • Course Type
    Part-Time
  • Bilingual
    n/a

Course Description

GCSE Biology offers you the opportunity to study the science of life from single-celled organisms to global ecosystems.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone interested in gaining a GCSE or wanting to improve on a previously achieved grade.

Key Topics covered:

The course consists of the following units:

Unit 1: CELLS, ORGAN SYSTEMS and ECOSYSTEMS

Topic areas include: enzymes, circulatory system, respiratory system, photosynthesis, food chains and food webs.

Written examination: A mix of short answer questions, structured questions, extended writing and data response questions with some set in a practical context.

Unit 2: VARIATION, HOMEOSTASIS and MICRO-ORGANISMS

Topic areas include: renal system, nervous system, microbiology and the immune system.

Written examination: A mix of short answer questions, structured questions, extended writing and data response questions with some set in a practical context.

Unit 3: PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT

A practical assessment that will be carried out in college.

Entry Criteria

There are no entry requirements for this course, although a good understanding of basic science concepts is strongly recommended.

If you have not taken the exam previously, or if it was taken a considerable time ago, your tutor will have a chat with you to determine whether this course is right for you.

Delivery

  • Face to face teaching

  • Discussions

  • Group work

  • Regular homework will be set

Assessment

Two written exams and a Practical assessment

Progression

You could choose one of the many different courses available at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai.

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