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 sciences, including health sciences, at a higher level. A Biology GCSE also meets the requirement for a science GCSE for degrees including Teaching.
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 if you choose to continue with the full GCSE, you may need to pay an additional fee of £539.00.
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £60.00
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
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