NSCG | GCSE Science (Biology)
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Course overview

The GCSE Biology course is split into 8 topic areas: cell biology; organisation; infection and response; bioenergetics; homeostasis and response; inheritance, variation and evolution; ecology and key ideas.

What else do I need to know?

The course runs for 30 weeks (3hrs per week during the evening). Please note there may be additional costs for books, materials or other expenses.

What are the entry requirements?

You should attend the first session of the course to assess your suitability for it and to check that the course meets your needs.

How is it assessed?

Students will sit 2 x 1hr 45 exams each contributing 50% of the total GCSE

Paper 1 assesses the first 4 topics
Paper 2 assesses topics 5-8
Within the course there are 10 required practical’s which must be completed within the evening sessions.

What financial support is on offer?

Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group is pleased to be able to offer financial support to help students meet the costs of attending College. If you are on state benefits or are on a low income you may be entitled to fee remission towards your course.
*This is at the Colleges discretion.

What can I do next?

Many students use the course as a means of achieving the desired GCSE Science grade to progress on to Teacher Training.

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