GCSE Biology

27012W0 | Parson's Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 13/09/2023
Time/Day | 18:00 - 21:00 WED

Is this course for me?

This is a course for both recent school leavers and those wishing to return to education.

What will I study?

Our GCSE programme covers a range of topics both theoretical and practical, and provides a good introduction to further study in Biology.

How long is the course?

Part time for one academic year

How will I be assessed?

Written examinations

What qualifications do I need?

Recent school leavers should possess a grade D / 3 in a GCSE Science, but for adults, a mature and committed approach can be an effective substitute for formal qualifications.

What can I progress onto?

Progression onto a Level 3 Study Programme or into employment. This is a good course for those who require a GCSE in science to progress into further study or on to degrees programs that demand it. It is often taken by those wishing to progress on to the Access to HE programs that we offer.

Other Information

The College has many years of experience with GCSE courses. Our experienced and enthusiastic Science lecturers will make sure your classes are interesting and enjoyable. Many students progress onto further qualifications.

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
£50.00 Yes No

Biological Scientists and Biochemists

Biological scientists and biochemists examine and investigate the morphology, structure, chemistry and physical characteristics of living organisms, including their inter-relationships, environments and diseases.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree


RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn


Typical Tasks

  • Monitors the distribution, presence and behaviour of plants, animals and aquatic life, and performs other scientific tasks related to conservation not performed by jobholders in MINOR GROUP 214: Conservation and Environment Professionals.
  • Advises farmers, medical staff and others, on the nature of field crops, livestock and produce and on the treatment and prevention of disease.
  • Observes the structure of communities of organisms in the laboratory and in their natural environment.
  • Researches the effects of internal and external environmental factors on the life processes and other functions of living organisms.
  • Performs tests to study physiological and pathological characteristics within cells and other organisms.
  • Identifies and studies the chemical substances, including microbial infections, involved in physiological processes and the progress of disease.
  • Studies the physical and chemical form, structure, composition and function of living organisms.


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