GCSE Biology – Adult

GCSE Biology – Adult

Adult Skills & Training Location: Brockenhurst College - Main Site
Type: Part Time
Awarding Body: AQA
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Course Details

You can explore the key processes that occur in living organisms by taking advantage of this science-based learning opportunity.

As a result, you will develop your scientific thinking, experimental skills and strategies, and your abilities in analysis and evaluation.

You will also expand your scientific vocabulary, and become knowledgeable about quantities, units and symbols.

All this will not only help you build your understanding but will enable you to move forward to further study if you wish.

Course Structure & Teaching Methods

  • Cell biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Ecology
  • Key ideas


  • You will be assessed according to two equally-weighted examinations lasting one hour 45 minutes each.
  • The papers will be a combination of multiple-choice, structured, closed short answer and open response questions.

Information & Support

  • You will need to purchase a copy of the course workbook and your stationery (pens, pencils, ruler, calculator, notepaper).
  • The College will provide lab coats and safety equipment, practical materials and graph paper.

Progression Opportunities

This qualification can form part of your route towards studying Biology or other subjects at A Level.

It will also give you a solid foundation in life sciences that you can apply on related vocational courses such as health and social care programmes.

GCSE Biology can also equip you with important transferable skills in areas such as analysis, data handling, evaluation and reporting

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