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Biology

In this GCSE Biology evening course you will start with the basic building block of life, the cell and how genetic information is passed on from generation to generation. You will build on this knowledge to see how cells build organs and organisms, and how animals and plants interact with each other in their ecosystems.

You will learn through a mixture of lectures, internet-based research and group activities, as well as practical laboratory sessions, to develop your understanding of scientific procedures and data processing. You will be required to participate fully in class discussions, which are designed to encourage you to identify the many ethical issues associated with scientific advances in Biology.

This course is ideal for anyone with a general interest in Biology or for those who wish to study at sciences, particularly health sciences at a higher level.

Please note: this course is designed to provide you with a ‘stepping stone’ on the journey towards achieving a GCSE. Be aware that the amount listed below is an upfront cost and you may be required to pay additional tuition and exam fees. Please speak to a member of the team on 08000 380 123 for further information.

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Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19+ Fee  
FC Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.
T2 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
T3 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
19+ Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.

"I relocated to South Devon and chose this course after researching marine and environmental courses in the area - the course content sounded fantastic. The support from the lecturers and tutors has been second to none they are always willing to go above and beyond to help." Katie Walters

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