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The GCSE Biology qualification involves the completion of the following:

Title: GCSE Biology

QAN Number: 601/8752/9

What you will do on the course

All learners will develop confidence and competence with the content identified. The core content follows a coherent and logical story through biology. The clear, two-column format lists what students need to know and be able to do, alongside opportunities for skills development within that area of content.


Here are some of the things you will be doing:

  • 1. Cell biology

  • 2. Organisation

  • 3. Infection and response

  • 4. Bioenergetics

  • 5. Homeostasis and response

  • 6. Inheritance, variation and evolution

  • 7. Ecology

  • 8. Key ideas

How you will be assessed


Paper 1 

  • written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

  • 100 marks

  • 50% of the GCSE 

Paper 2 

  • written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

  • 100 marks

  • 50% of the GCSE 

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suited for anyone who is capable of reaching the required standard.


Progression Opportunities

It offers excellent preparation for AS and A-level Biology,

as well as equipping students with essential life-skills and the best progression route to future employment.

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