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Science GCSE

Level 2

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Key Info

Learning Area   GCSEs & Functional Skills
Delivery Mode   Part-time
Duration   1 Year

Dates & Locations

Course Type   Adult
Location   Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Start Date   07/09/2021
Fees   Tuition Fees: £0.00

Twenty First Century Science Biology by OCR is the single award GCSE Science (Evening) course.

The specifications will prepare learners for progression to further study of biology, whilst at the same time offering an engaging and satisfying course for those who choose not to study academic biology further.

It is an ideal qualification for students thinking about a possible career in teaching or nursing where a Science GCSE at C / 4 or better is usually compulsory

This course is ideal for you if you require an extra GCSE for entry into University. We recommend checking with the University for their entry requirements.

You may be considering a career in this field or perhaps you just have an interest in this subject and would like to learn more.

The course enables learners to develop an understanding of the concepts and models that scientists use to explain natural phenomena and how this links with the importance of experimental practices that quantifies and develops scientific understanding.

The qualification is available at two tiers of entry. Higher Tier (Grades A*-D / 9-3) or Foundation Tier (Grades C-G / 4-1).

  What You Will Learn

The topics covered by this course are

You and your genes
Keeping healthy
Living together – food and ecosystems
Using food and controlling growth
The human body – staying alive
Life on Earth – past, present and future
Ideas about Science
During the course you will be able to take opportunities to link science to the cultural aspects of science, be able to evaluate concepts and ideas more critically by looking at the nature, quality and extent of the evidence, and at the arguments that link evidence to conclusions.

  Entry Requirements

We normally expect applicants to this course to have already achieved a Grade D / 3 at GCSE in a Science subject. However, if you have not taken this GCSE course before, or have studied abroad, we may ask you to complete a short diagnostic test at interview to help decide whether this course is suitable for you.


This course is assessed through two exams each worth 50% of the final marks. Each exam lasts for one and a half hours.


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