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English ESOL Maths Science

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What's Involved

You will study a range of topics designed to enhance skills in Science and Biology to enable you to succeed on a Higher Education programme where GCSE Science is part of the entry criteria. As part of the course you will investigate, observe, experiment and test out ideas, all the while building a deep understanding of Biology. The course will help put Biology in the context of students’ everyday lives. Students will make and record observations and measurements using a range of apparatus and methods and you will also carry out and represent mathematical and statistical analysis – therefore a good grasp of maths is essential.

You can expect to study:

  • Cell Biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance
  • Variation and evolution
  • Ecology

There are two exams at the end of the course. Both are 1 hour 45 mins and each accounts for 50% of the total marks.

Entry Requirements

Good level of literacy and numeracy is expected and will be assessed as part of the interview process along with some general knowledge of Biology.

Where will it take me?

Successful students will have the opportunity to progress on to Level 3 courses, an Access or Higher Education course where a GCSE Science qualification is part of the entry criteria. Some students will progress to the Level 3 BTEC in Applied Science. Some students join this course because it is a necessity for their chosen career path, for example, primary school teaching.  Biology GCSE also help.

Course Assessment Method

100% Exam

Where and When

Biology Foundation GCSE Adult

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Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.

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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2020-21 Course Guide

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