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OCR GCSE Biology A (Twenty First Century) Evening Option

Course Level: 

Level 3

Job opportunities after this course: 

Achieving a grade C in Biology can help you achieve your personal or career goals.

Overview of the course: 

A GCSE at C or above in Science is a requirement for many University courses. This one year course condenses the full GCSE program and involves both theoretical Biology as well as an independently performed assessed investigation.

Entry requirements: 

As this is an intense course covering the full GCSE in just one year it is useful if Students have prior experience of the subject. A D in Biology GCSE or a Science GCSE would be an advantage.

Topics: 

Genetics, Health, Variation, Life processes, Growth and development, Brain and mind, Further Biology.

How is the course assessed?: 

Three 1 hour exams and controlled practical assessment.

Further study options after this course: 

AS Biology, Access to Higher Education, General level 2 science qualification.

Length of the course: 

1 year, part time.

Campus: 

Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2017

More important information about this course:

Fees: 

If you are over 18 years old, fees are £465.50

If you are aged 19+ years old you may be required to pay fees for your course, however if you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group, your fees may be paid by the Government.
Fees for this course are £437. 50
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (23 Feb 2017 09:07) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.

Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.

98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve
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