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We offer GCSE Biology and GCSE Chemistry as separate courses. The exam board we use is Edexcel. Either of these GCSEs is suitable for progression into Primary teaching or healthcare courses such as nursing. Teaching is done through a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical experiments. Teaching will be face-to-face in college, not online.

The next courses start in Sept 2022. Biology classes will be available on Wednesday daytime or Wednesday evening. Chemistry classes will be on Tuesday evening.

There is no assessed coursework for these courses but there are 8 practical investigations which are compulsory for all students. The exams include questions relating to these practicals.


  • Course Level

    Level 2

  • Duration

    1 year part-time

We offer GCSE Biology and GCSE Chemistry as separate courses. The exam board we use is Edexcel. Either of these GCSEs is suitable for progression into Primary teaching or healthcare courses such as nursing. Teaching is done through a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical experiments. We intend teaching to be face-to-face in college, not online.

Biology classes will be available on Tuesday morning or Tuesday afternoon or Tuesday evening. Chemistry classes will be on Thursday evening.

There is no assessed coursework for these courses but there are 8 practical investigations which are compulsory for all students. The exams include questions relating to these practicals.

Assessment is by two external examinations which are scheduled for May and June 2023. The exams can be done at Foundation Tier (allowing achievement at grades 1 – 5) or Higher tier (allowing achievement at grades 4 – 9). Students can choose their Tier in February.

There are no specific entry requirements but English and Maths at grade D (or equivalent) would be helpful as English and maths skills form part of the assessment outcomes for the course.

 

Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.

Apply online Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 75 75

Course Fees

Students under 19, and adult students earning less than £1330 per month (before tax) do not pay fees.

Students earning more than this pay £470, which can be paid in instalments.

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