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January 28, 2020

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12 months

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  • EUR: €361
  • GBP: £312
  • INR: ₹31,154
  • BDT: ৳ 38,817
  • IRR: ﷼15,876,000

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Achieve a GCSE in Foundation Tier Biology with this distance learning course from Open Study College. Study whenever and wherever suits you.

Course Overview

You will be responsible for booking and paying for your own exams and practicals.  Please note: the highest grade students choosing Foundation Tier Biology can achieve is 5. Students will be awarded a grade in the range of 1-5. Students who fail to meet the minimum standard for grade 1 will be recorded as U (unclassified) and will not receive a qualification certificate.

The GCSE Foundation Tier Biology course enables you to:

  • Gain an understanding of biological facts, concepts and principles
  • Develop your interest in the study of living organisms
  • Gain an accredited and recognised qualification for further studies

Course content:

  • Topic 1 - Cell Biology
  • Topic 2 - Organisation
  • Topic 3 - Infection and response
  • Topic 4 - Bioenergetics
  • Topic 5 - Homeostasis and response
  • Topic 6 - Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Topic 7 - Ecology

OTHER INFORMATION

To achieve a GCSE Foundation Tier in Biology you will be assessed across the above sections. All sections will be assessed by 2 paper-based examinations. A range of practical skills for this course will be assessed through written exams. Therefore we strongly advise you to take your practical assessments and written exams. This course does not include practicals and exams. You will be responsible for booking and paying for these yourself. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below: Paper 1 
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Weighing: 50% of GCSE
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Question type: multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response
  • Assessed: Topics 1-4 (cell biology; organisation; infection and response; bioenergetics)
Paper 2 
  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Weighing: 50% of the GCSE
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Question type: multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response
  • Assessed: Topics 5-7 (homeostasis and response; inheritance, variation and evolution; ecology)

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Course Curriculum

    • Cell Biology 2 months
    • Organisation 2 months
    • Infection and response 2 months
    • Bioenergetics 2 months
    • Homeostasis and response 2 months
    • Inheritance, variation and evolution 2 months
    • Ecology 2 months

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