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GCSE Biology (including exam)

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GCSE Biology (including exam)

This Course at a Glance

  • Develop curiosity about the natural world
  • Study the human body and the building blocks of life
  • Appreciate how Science is relevant to our everyday lives
  • Completion possible in just 6 months
  • Studied online
  • Exam included
 

About your Diploma

Biology is a diverse and ever-evolving subject. It has helped us understand everything from the human body to the natural world and climate change. Though, despite everything we know, there is so much more to discover, such as immunology and evolution.
 
Scientific understanding of our existence helps improve our lives and is vital to our prosperity. Studying Biology, either on its own or complementing another course, will help you to build your knowledge of the subject and how it applies to the world around us. 
 
This GCSE Biology course covers everything from genetics, cell biology and the immune system through to evolution, reproduction, health and the environment. All of this is knowledge that will provide you with the foundations for understanding the material world. 
 
Upon completion of this course, you will have developed your understanding of Biology, including key theories and principles. This will enable you to progress to further study such as A Level or an Access to Higher Education Diploma.
 

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading online-based college, so all your learning materials and assignments are accessible through an online student portal.
We don’t operate any physical classes or rigid timetables. Once you are enrolled, you can start learning straight away.
 
You will be given a dedicated login and you will have instant access to your course material and assignments. That means you can learn in a way that works for you, the only specific deadline to work towards is your exam – exam sittings are held once per year in May or June.
 
You will also have an expert tutor to help you throughout your Biology GCSE. They will provide guidance and give feedback on your assignments and are available to help you if you get stuck or need support with your studies.
OUR PASS RATE
GCSEs (National Average 82.6%)
96%

Module 1: Cell Biology
Included in this module:

  • Cell Structure
  • Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes
  • Animal and Plant Cells
  • Cell Specialisation 
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Microscopy
  • Culturing Microorganisms 
 
Module 2: Cell Division
Included in this module:
  • Chromosomes
  • Mitosis and the Cell Cycle
  • Stem Cells
  • Transport in Cells
  • Diffusion
  • Osmosis
  • Active Transport
 
Module 3: Organisation
Included in this module:
  • Principles of Organisation
  • Animal Tissues, Organs and Organ Systems
  • The Human Digestive System
  • The Heart and Blood Vessels
  • Blood
  • Coronary Heart Disease: A Non-Communicable Disease
  • Health Issues
  • The Effect of Lifestyle on Some Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Plant Tissues, Organs and Systems
 
Module 4: Infection and Response
Included in this module:
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Monoclonal Antibodies 
  • Plant Disease 
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and Response
  • Inheritance, Variation and Evolution
  • Ecology 

Requirements

Great news! There are no entry requirements for the course. All you will need is access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection to get started!

*Please note, all balances must be paid in full before you can book your exam.

**Please also note that we do not offer the practical element of the Biology exam, it is your responsibility to organise this aspect of your course examination.

At the end of each module, you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA), which you will complete online and submit to your tutor for marking. Once assessed, your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. When you’ve successfully passed each assignment you’ll be ready to take your exam!

*Please note that we do not offer the practical element of the Biology exam, it is your responsibility to organise this aspect of your course examination.

*Please also note the qualification will be graded on a nine-point scale: 1 to 9 – where 9 is the best grade.

 

GCSE Biology Grading

 

Tutors & Exams

Tutors and Exams provide examination and assessment facilities primarily aimed at private and home educated candidates.

Tutors and Exams currently have five examination centres located around the country: Bolton, Coventry, Doncaster, St Neots Cambridgeshire and Wimbledon. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

In addition to their examination centres, they also have a dedicated Science laboratory based in Birmingham with the ability to deliver A Level Science practicals all year round and access to another Science laboratory located in London.

 

Upon successful completion of the modules, the exam at the end of the course, and the practical assessment that you must source for completion yourself, you will have gained a GCSE in Biology. This will enable you to progress to further and higher education programmes.

Developing your Career

A GCSE in Biology allows you to go on to study at A Level, complete an RQF course or an Access to Higher Education Diploma, all of which can allow you to go on to study Biology or other Science-related subjects at degree level.

GCSE Biology (including exam)

This Course at a Glance

  • Develop curiosity about the natural world
  • Study the human body and the building blocks of life
  • Appreciate how Science is relevant to our everyday lives
  • Completion possible in just 6 months
  • Studied online
  • Exam included
 

About your Diploma

Biology is a diverse and ever-evolving subject. It has helped us understand everything from the human body to the natural world and climate change. Though, despite everything we know, there is so much more to discover, such as immunology and evolution.
 
Scientific understanding of our existence helps improve our lives and is vital to our prosperity. Studying Biology, either on its own or complementing another course, will help you to build your knowledge of the subject and how it applies to the world around us. 
 
This GCSE Biology course covers everything from genetics, cell biology and the immune system through to evolution, reproduction, health and the environment. All of this is knowledge that will provide you with the foundations for understanding the material world. 
 
Upon completion of this course, you will have developed your understanding of Biology, including key theories and principles. This will enable you to progress to further study such as A Level or an Access to Higher Education Diploma.
 

Getting Started

learndirect is a leading online-based college, so all your learning materials and assignments are accessible through an online student portal.
We don’t operate any physical classes or rigid timetables. Once you are enrolled, you can start learning straight away.
 
You will be given a dedicated login and you will have instant access to your course material and assignments. That means you can learn in a way that works for you, the only specific deadline to work towards is your exam – exam sittings are held once per year in May or June.
 
You will also have an expert tutor to help you throughout your Biology GCSE. They will provide guidance and give feedback on your assignments and are available to help you if you get stuck or need support with your studies.

Modules

Module 1: Cell Biology
Included in this module:

  • Cell Structure
  • Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes
  • Animal and Plant Cells
  • Cell Specialisation 
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Microscopy
  • Culturing Microorganisms 
 
Module 2: Cell Division
Included in this module:
  • Chromosomes
  • Mitosis and the Cell Cycle
  • Stem Cells
  • Transport in Cells
  • Diffusion
  • Osmosis
  • Active Transport
 
Module 3: Organisation
Included in this module:
  • Principles of Organisation
  • Animal Tissues, Organs and Organ Systems
  • The Human Digestive System
  • The Heart and Blood Vessels
  • Blood
  • Coronary Heart Disease: A Non-Communicable Disease
  • Health Issues
  • The Effect of Lifestyle on Some Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Plant Tissues, Organs and Systems
 
Module 4: Infection and Response
Included in this module:
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Monoclonal Antibodies 
  • Plant Disease 
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and Response
  • Inheritance, Variation and Evolution
  • Ecology 

Requirements

Requirements

Great news! There are no entry requirements for the course. All you will need is access to a computer or tablet and an internet connection to get started!

*Please note, all balances must be paid in full before you can book your exam.

**Please also note that we do not offer the practical element of the Biology exam, it is your responsibility to organise this aspect of your course examination.

Assessment

At the end of each module, you will find a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA), which you will complete online and submit to your tutor for marking. Once assessed, your tutor will return your work complete with its final grade and feedback. When you’ve successfully passed each assignment you’ll be ready to take your exam!

*Please note that we do not offer the practical element of the Biology exam, it is your responsibility to organise this aspect of your course examination.

*Please also note the qualification will be graded on a nine-point scale: 1 to 9 – where 9 is the best grade.

 

GCSE Biology Grading

 

Tutors & Exams

Tutors and Exams provide examination and assessment facilities primarily aimed at private and home educated candidates.

Tutors and Exams currently have five examination centres located around the country: Bolton, Coventry, Doncaster, St Neots Cambridgeshire and Wimbledon. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).

In addition to their examination centres, they also have a dedicated Science laboratory based in Birmingham with the ability to deliver A Level Science practicals all year round and access to another Science laboratory located in London.

 

Qualifications

Upon successful completion of the modules, the exam at the end of the course, and the practical assessment that you must source for completion yourself, you will have gained a GCSE in Biology. This will enable you to progress to further and higher education programmes.

Developing your Career

A GCSE in Biology allows you to go on to study at A Level, complete an RQF course or an Access to Higher Education Diploma, all of which can allow you to go on to study Biology or other Science-related subjects at degree level.

OUR PASS RATE
GCSEs
96%
(National Average 82.6%)

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