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Course Overview

 

What could be more fascinating than the study of life itself?

Whether you’re interested in the origins of the universe, how the human mind works, or the diversity of the animal kingdom, biology explores it all. On this  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 after completing this online GCSE Biology course. Plus, you’ll open the door to a wide variety of interesting professions, including medicine, dentistry, zoology, microbiology, pharmacology and much more.

The AQA 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.

Our online course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience.

We provide learning resources that focus on assessment objectives and are organised by topic, allowing you to use them alongside our scheme of work.

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 appropiate presentations.
  • Provides complete specification coverage with a list of learning objectives.

This online course  has been designed specifically to be studied online in your own time, at your own pace.

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Swansea Online Learning College can provide a guaranteed exam space in our affiliated exam centre taking away the hassle of needing to find your own.

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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.

Assessment

This is a Linear specification. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course

To achieve a GCSE in Biology you will be assessed across all units. There are 2 paper-based examinations and practical assessments to achieve this.

Course Duration

You will have 1 year to complete the full GCSE Biology online course from the date you start the course. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time

Study hours

180 hours

Study Method

This course enables you to study for a GCSE in Biology by online learning.  Full tutor support is available via email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the practical assessment and exams, you will receive a GCSE in Biology. The awarding body is AQA.

Once you have studied the course and successfully passed the examinations, you will be awarded your AQA GCSE biology.

You will achieve grade between 4-9 with the higher tier paper. If you just fail to achieve grade 4, you will be awarded an allowed grade 3.

Students who fail to meet the minimum standard for an allowed grade 3 will be recorded as U (unclassified) and will not receive a qualification certificate.

Exam Detail

Take Your Exams at Swansea College Exam Centre

Swansea Online Learning College can provide a guaranteed exam space in our affiliated exam centre, taking away the hassle of needing to find your own.

Register for your exams today...

 

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