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Course Overview

While studying our GCSE Biology course, you’ll delve into the deepest mechanisms of cell division and cell functions within different organisms, and discover how the various systems of the human body work together to facilitate life. From genetics and evolution to biodiversity and deforestation, you’ll have a solid foundation in biological studies.

Our GCSE Biology online course is enhanced with lessons with a bank of resources, interactive tests and activities.  The course focuses on strands of learning within the curriculum to improve progression throughout, offering a seamless progression.

The online course measures progression and assesses understanding with;

  • Enables students to build, apply and review their understanding with worksheets and Quick Quizzes..
  • Ensure understanding of the key concepts for the main topics with appropriate presentations.
  • Provides complete specification coverage with a list of learning objectives
 

Course Options:

 
1. Self Study
 
All of our GCSE courses are studied online with support from our specialist subject tutors. You will be given access to our online learning materials and e-books.
 
  • Access to full course online
  • e-books provided

  • Workbooks* will be posted

  • Interactive quizzes*

  • Google Classroom Access

  • Tutor email support

  • Register your exams with us

About our teachers

Our teachers are enthusiastic about learning. Teachers will support students towards
their individual pathways in education.. Our teachers are here to help!

Course structure – Self-study option

  • Total course – 160 hours online
  • Students are expected to study 6 hours per week, independently
Course fees – Self-study Option
  • Enrolment fee: £80
  • Course fee: £495
Instalments available over 8 months (Sept- April) – pay £46.90 per month (after
deducting the application fee)

How to Apply?

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Send a scanned, coloured copy of your Passport or Driving License office@swanseacollege.com
  3. Pay the application fee of £200 (the application fee is made up of £80 enrolment fee and £120 towards the course fee, this fee is non-refundable)

Choose your Science Practical endorsement option:

  1. Complete Science Practical endorsements with Swansea College
  2. Carry forward from previous exam series (evidence required on application)
  3. Complete Science Practical endorsements with BioGrad
  4. If you opt out of practical endorsements. Your results certificate will display Not Classified (you must check the entry requirements for the university course you wish to study and see if the practical endorsement is a requirement)

Course Contents

The course is structured into bite-sized parts:

  • Cell structure
  • Cell division
  • Transport in cells
  • Principles of organisation
  • Animal tissues, organs and organ systems
  • Plant tissues, organs and systems
  • Communicable diseases
  • Plant disease (biology only)
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • Homeostasis
  • The human nervous system
  • Hormonal coordination in humans
  • Plant hormones
  • Reproduction
  • Variation and evolution
  • The development of understanding of genetics and evolution
  • Classification of living organisms
  • Adaptations, interdependence and competition
  • Organisation of an ecosystem
  • Biodiversity and the effect of human interaction on ecosystems
  • Trophic levels in an ecosystem (biology only)
  •  Food production (biology only)

There are no previous entry requirements for this course, however students are expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

Exam and Assessment

2 written exams and practical assessments

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the practical assessment and exams, you will receive a GCSE in Biology.

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