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Qualification type: GCSE
Level: Level 2
Awarding body EDEXCEL
Academic year: 2017/2018
Start date Wed 13th September 2017; 5.30pm-8.30pm
Duration 30 weeks
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Part time

Course overview

This science course is for anyone who needs a grade C/grade 4 or above in GCSE, for their work or study programme in higher education. It is also suitable for those who have a genuine interest in Biology  and wish to obtain a qualification, as well as having fun learning about the human body and the world around us.

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How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning

Studying and learning (course content): Duration of the course is 30 weeks, Topics include:

  • Topic 1 – Key concepts in biology
  • Topic 2 – Cells and control
  • Topic 3 – Genetics
  • Topic 4 – Natural selection and genetic modification
  • Topic 5 – Health, disease and the development of medicines
  • Topic 6 – Plant structures and their functions
  • Topic 7 – Animal coordination, control and homeostasis
  • Topic 8 – Exchange and transport in animals
  • Topic 9 – Ecosystems and material cycles


You will also develop experimental skills and strategies via a range of practical exercises.

How will I be assessed

All modules will be externally assessed (exam papers).


What next

You can progress to the BTEC Level 3 Applied Science course or A level science programmes to have a career in biology, medicine, physiotherapy, nursing, midwifery, chemistry, pharmacology, forensic science, engineering, environmental science and more.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

Fees and funding

Fees apply for this course. Prices confirmed at time of registration.
Course fees are payable to Darlington College. All course fees are per year.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Enquiry Form

If you have any questions about this course, send us a message using the form below.

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