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Foundation Biology GCSE

This fully recognised GCSE will develop your understanding of how cells work, the body and much more.

/ AQA GCSE / OSC52

£414.00 or only £175.00 initial deposit

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Course Title:Foundation Biology GCSE

Awarding Body:AQA

Average Duration:200 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

- Fully recognised AQA Biology GCSE Foundation Tier
- Exactly the same qualification as school or college
- Gain an understanding of biological facts, concepts and principles
- Develop your interest in the study of living organisms
- Gain an accredited and recognised qualification for further studies
- Study at your own pace, in your own environment

Understand how cells work, discover how the body works and learn about ecology!

Course Info

Course Title:Foundation Biology GCSE

Awarding Body:AQA

Average Duration:200 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Previous Knowledge

No previous study is required to access any of our GCSE courses, but they do require literacy and numeracy skills.

Assessment

All sections will be assessed by 2 paper-based examinations.

A range of practical skills for this course will be assessed through written exams. Therefore we strongly advise you to take your practical assessments and written exams. This course does not include practicals and exams. You will be responsible for booking and paying for these yourself.

A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Paper 1

Type: Written examination
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Weighing: 50% of GCSE
Total Marks: 100
Question type: multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response
Assessed: Topics 1-4 (cell biology; organisation; infection and response; bioenergetics)
Paper 2

Type: Written examination
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Weighing: 50% of the GCSE
Total Marks: 100
Question type: multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response
Assessed: Topics 5-7 (homeostasis and response; inheritance, variation and evolution; ecology)

Although you are assessed formally by exams, you will also be required to submit tutor-marked assignments. These are designed to help you and monitor your progress.

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.

Topic 1 - Cell Biology
Topic 2 - Organisation
Topic 3 - Infection and response
Topic 4 - Bioenergetics
Topic 5 - Homeostasis and response
Topic 6 - Inheritance, variation and evolution
Topic 7 - Ecology

This course is provided to you in online format. Upon enrolment onto the course you will receive login details to access the course materials. You will get full tutor support via email. You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors. You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor. You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

You will have access to your tutor via the student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. The course materials and support will be provided by our partner OSC.

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- Fully recognised AQA Biology GCSE Foundation Tier
- Exactly the same qualification as school or college
- Gain an understanding of biological facts, concepts and principles
- Develop your interest in the study of living organisms
- Gain an accredited and recognised qualification for further studies
- Study at your own pace, in your own environment

Understand how cells work, discover how the body works and learn about ecology!

Previous Knowledge

No previous study is required to access any of our GCSE courses, but they do require literacy and numeracy skills.

Assessment

All sections will be assessed by 2 paper-based examinations.

A range of practical skills for this course will be assessed through written exams. Therefore we strongly advise you to take your practical assessments and written exams. This course does not include practicals and exams. You will be responsible for booking and paying for these yourself.

A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Paper 1

Type: Written examination
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Weighing: 50% of GCSE
Total Marks: 100
Question type: multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response
Assessed: Topics 1-4 (cell biology; organisation; infection and response; bioenergetics)
Paper 2

Type: Written examination
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Weighing: 50% of the GCSE
Total Marks: 100
Question type: multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response
Assessed: Topics 5-7 (homeostasis and response; inheritance, variation and evolution; ecology)

Although you are assessed formally by exams, you will also be required to submit tutor-marked assignments. These are designed to help you and monitor your progress.

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

This course is provided to you in online format. Upon enrolment onto the course you will receive login details to access the course materials. You will get full tutor support via email. You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors. You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor. You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

You will have access to your tutor via the student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. The course materials and support will be provided by our partner OSC.

Topic 1 - Cell Biology
Topic 2 - Organisation
Topic 3 - Infection and response
Topic 4 - Bioenergetics
Topic 5 - Homeostasis and response
Topic 6 - Inheritance, variation and evolution
Topic 7 - Ecology

Awarding Organisation

AQA (The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) has a leading reputation for promoting education for the public benefit and draws on long experience of setting and marking public exams such as GCSEs, A-levels and other qualifications. AQA is the largest of the three English exam boards, awarding 49% of full course GCSEs and 42% of A-levels nationally. In total, students take over 3.5 million exams with them each year.

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£414.00 or only £175.00 initial deposit

Method of study

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