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What's Involved

This evening course is designed to accommodate you if you wish to obtain a general certificate in Foundation GCSE Science and you are working during the day. The maximum grade achievable is a C grade.

The AQA GCSE (4405 specification A, Route 1) Core Science course involves three units of study:

  • The Physics unit centres upon heat and energy, electricity, waves, radioactivity and the universe;
  • The Biology unit develops ideas about keeping healthy and body changes. It moves on to drug use and abuse, habitats and variations in species, it also deals with the impact of humans on the environment;
  • The Chemistry unit examines rocks, fuels, polymers plant oils, the earth and its atmosphere.

Entry Requirements

You will require a grade D at GCSE Science / Additional Science in order to be enrolled on to this course, otherwise you will be considered upon your individual merits.

Where will it take me?

Some students will progress to level 3 BTEC in Applied Science. Some students join this course because it is a necessity for their chosen career path e.g. primary school teaching.

Course Assessment Method

Assessment is carried out both internally and externally.

External assessment centres upon 3 unit exams which contribute 25% each plus a practical ISA which involves an experiment alongside a short test based upon the experiment which also represents 25% of the GCSE. All written external exams are carried out in May-June. Internal assessments are carried out on a regular basis.

Course elements include:

  • Body defences;
  • Devices;
  • Crude oil.

Where and When

Biology GCSE Adult Evening Programme

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Fee Information

Course Code Study Mode Start Date Under 16 16-18 19+ International
A170G1E-19 Evening 02/09/2019 N/A £0 £442 N/A

Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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