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In Short

Specification at a glance

  • Cell biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Ecology
  • Key ideas

This qualification is suitable for those who require GCSE Science in order to enrol on a teaching qualification.

Entry Requirements

C grade or above in either GCSE Maths or GCSE English Language. A willingness to put in 2-3 hours study at home per week, along with high attendance and commitment on the course.

How will I be assessed?

Foundation and Higher Tier. 1st exam paper. Topics 1––4: Cell biology; Organisation; Infection and response; and Bioenergetics. Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes. Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response. 2nd exam paper. Topics 5–7: Homeostasis and response; Inheritance, variation and evolution; and Ecology. Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes. Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response. Each exam paper is worth 50% of your overall grade.

Fees

£300.00. Fee and payment options will be discussed at enrolment.

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