GCSE in Biology
The CCEA GCSE Biology specification provides a broad, coherent and practical course that develops confidence in, and a positive view of, science. It encourages students to appreciate the value of science in their lives and in the wider world around them. It also gives students opportunities to apply their knowledge and understanding of the nature of science and the scientific process. Practical science is a key part of this specification, with students carrying out nine prescribed practicals during the course.
This is an intensive one year course leading to a GCSE qualification in Biology.
While you will come to class one evening a week, you will be required to do additional work outside of the classroom.
Independent study is an integral part of this course.
There will be an opportunity to study some of the course through online/blended learning, for students with appropriate skills.
Please note: Full Time Access students do not pay tuition fee. They will pay the registration fee only.
Unit 1: Cells, Living Processes and Biodiversity
Unit 2: Body Systems, Genetics, Microorganisms and Health
Unit 3: Practical Skills.
To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, scientific techniques and procedures;
To apply knowledge and understanding of and develop skills in scientific ideas, scientific enquiry, techniques and procedures; and
To analyse scientific information and ideas to interpret and evaluate, make judgements and draw conclusions and develop and improve experimental procedures.
A keen interest in Biology is essential along with an ability to carry out practical work.
GCSE Maths & English (grade C/4 or above) or equivalent.
After you apply online, you will be emailed details of information and assessment sessions.
Please note, assessments and enrolments will take place in August & September of each year.
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