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GCSE Biology

Subject Area

Engineering & Science

Student Type

Adults

Study Mode

Part Time

What is the course about?

The GCSE Biology course is a one-year programme that will help to enhance your knowledge of biology. Upon completion, you will have achieved a GCSE in biology that will support university applications or apprenticeships, for those studying science-based subjects.

Why should I choose the course?

The course is aimed at those who are going on to study a science-based subject at a higher level. It is ideal to support university applications for those studying midwifery, nursing, physiotherapy, and biology. It is also suitable for those with a keen interest in science who are looking to develop their knowledge.

What will I learn?

The course will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Cell biology
  • Infection control
  • Inheritance
  • Homeostasis and ecology.

The course is assessed by practical experiments and two exams that will fall in May/June at the end of the course. You must pass both of these to achieve the qualification.

What will the course lead on to?

The course will support those who are going on to study further in science-based subjects such as nursing, midwifery, and physiotherapy, amongst other science degrees such as biology.

Are there any links with industry and university?

Specialist equipment and laboratories to support study are available.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

For further information on student support please visit:

https://www.wvr.ac.uk/college-life/student-support/

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

As a student at Warrington & Vale Royal College, you will benefit from the latest specialist equipment and facilities. Our tutors are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals in a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements, but you will be required to complete an assessment to ensure you can cope with the demands of the course.

What are my funding options?

For any funding enquiries, please contact our Learner Services Team by calling 01925 494400 or emailing learner.services@wvr.ac.uk.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There are no additional costs associated with this course. You will need to provide your own stationary.

Careers Information

Course options

16/09/2022

Duration
32 Weeks
Class Times
09:15 - 12:15
Location
Warrington Campus
Day(s)
Fri
Adult Fee
Free*
16-18 Fee
Contact College
Fees Information
This course is FREE if you are 19-23 studying for your first full level 2 qualification.* This course is free for residents of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. *Subject to terms & conditions.

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