Biology - GCSE

L2 Level 2
Part Time
2 September 2019 — 19 June 2020
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

The GCSE Biology programme offers students the opportunity to study the science of life from single-celled organisms to global ecosystems. Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, this course will examine the variety and complexity of life on earth, as well as hold discussions over the consequences of human activity.

What you will study

The course consists of the following units:

Unit 1: CELLS, ORGAN SYSTEMS and ECOSYSTEMS 

Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes - 45% of qualification, 80 marks.
A mix of short answer questions, structured questions, extended writing and data response questions with some set in a practical context. 

Unit 2: VARIATION, HOMEOSTASIS and MICRO-ORGANISMS 

Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes - 45% of qualification, 80 marks.
A mix of short answer questions, structured questions, extended writing and data response questions with some set in a practical context.

Unit 3: PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT

10% of qualification, 30 marks. 
Practical assessment that will be carried out in centres, but will be externally marked by WJEC. It will take place in the first half of the Spring Term (January – February).

Course fee per year

Exam Fee: £35.00

Course Fee: £375.00

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English grade D - GCSE Science minimum grade DD or BTEC Applied Science Extended Certificate Merit

Course times

17:45 - 20:45 Tuesday or Thursday

Teaching and assessment

  • Two written exams and practical assessment

Important points

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Key information

Start date

2 September 2019

End date

19 June 2020

Time of day

Night Time

Part Time

3 hours per week

Location

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code

GCCC2E14
L2

Qualification

GCSE in Biology

Need to know

CCC

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,

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CF10 5FE