Biology GCSE at The City of Liverpool College
The GCSE Biology specification aims to provide candidates with the scientific understanding needed to progress to further studies of biology, should they choose to undertake them. Candidates should gain an insight into:
- what is involved in being a practitioner of science;
- how scientists develop scientific understanding of ourselves and the world we inhabit;
- how these understandings can be applied to the benefit of humanity.
This course involves the following 3 sections:
- Relation between man, other organisms and the environment
- Organisation and maintenance of the individual
- Reproduction, growth & development.
If you are 16-18, this GCSE will be one of five you will choose to make up a full time programme of study. You will study for a total of 15 hours per week plus one hour per week tutorial. You will be required to do Maths and English Language as two of your five GCSEs unless you already have these qualifications and grade C or above. Please note that you may be required to re-sit your Maths and / or English Language as one of your five if you require higher than a grade C for your progression onto A Level.
You will need to have 2 Grade C's or a level 1 equivalent qualification in a relevant subject, achieved within the last 5 years All students aged 16-18 without GCSE English and maths at C or above will work towards these qualifications while on their course.
A- Level or equivalent in any biological science subject, including Human Biology & Social and Environmental Biology. Employment opportunities at entry level in vocations related to biological/hospital laboratory work.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.