Biology is a wide ranging subject with an increasing relevance to everyday life in terms of health and environmental issues
A course based on this specification encourages candidates to:
• develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for, science
• develop a critical approach to scientific evidence and methods
• acquire and apply skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works and its essential role in society
• acquire scientific skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for progression to further learning.
What’s on the course?
The units which contribute to the subject award GCSE Biology are:
Paper1: Cell biology, Organisation, Infection and response and Bioenergetics.
Paper 2: Homeostasis and response, Inheritance, Variation and Evolution and Ecology.
Investigative Skills – there are 10 compulsory biology practical’s aimed at supporting the enhancement of your investigative thinking and consolidating your understanding of key biology concepts.