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Introduction to GCSE Biology

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Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this course. You should have an enthusiasm or interest in biology and want to learn more.

This is a course designed for adult learners who wish to learn more about GCSE standard biology.

The aim is to give those returning to education the skills and confidence to study GCSE Biology, however it is not a requirement that you will continue to study biology on completion of the course.

It is possible that you can use this course as a biology taster course, to learn more about biology and lab skills.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. You should have an enthusiasm or interest in biology and want to learn more.

Course units

The course will focus on developing a range of skills that will be useful for the study of GCSE Biology:

  • Laboratory skills
  • Study skills
  • Fundamentals of biology (pre-GCSE)

The course will be run in 4 week blocks. It is possible to do one or more blocks. Each block of learning will focus on developing core skills necessary for success in GCSE Biology.


There are no assessments on this course, but students will receive ongoing feedback to enable them to develop their skills.

Course fees


Course progression

You could use these skills learned on this course to progress to study GCSE Biology.

Dates & duration

September 2024, date tbc.

Study methods

The course will use a range of teaching methods, including direct teaching, practical work, group work, individual work.


Students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning & Research Centre, study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.

Additional costs

All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, some courses may require additional study from home, you may need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning. You will be made aware of any additional study time at the time of enrolment.

Career progression

You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge in biology to progress to GCSE Biology, if you have an interest in further progressing your skills. This could then help you progress and develop in a number of job opportunities to suit your personal needs and interests.

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