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GCSE: Biology at Ashby School

Course description

This course is known as Triple Science and carries a single award. It is usually studied with GCSE Chemistry and Physics so that, after two years of study, students achieve three GCSE qualifications. Topics covered include co-ordination and control, healthy eating, drug use and abuse, controlling infectious diseases, evolution, adaptation, micro-organisms and their uses, and the effects of exercise on the body.

Entry requirements

Students must have SATs level 7.

Future opportunities

Students can take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Science and specialise further in Biology. Alternatively, they may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification. With further training, students can choose a career related to Science or Biology, such as becoming a Science teacher, marine biologist or doctor. It is also possible to go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of an employer.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashby School directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years