GCSE Biology

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Course code: 21G800

Biology is the fastest developing science and provides opportunities in a range of careers. For instance did you know you can train to be a Phlebotomist with only 2 GCSEs! You may be entitled to this course free.

When and where

Dates

From 06 Jan 2022 to 24 Jun 2022
Thu Fri 09:30-12:00

21 weeks

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06 Jan 2022

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07 Jan 2022

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13 Jan 2022

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14 Jan 2022

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20 Jan 2022

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27 Jan 2022

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23 Jun 2022

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24 Jun 2022

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Cost

Fees and concessions

The total charge is £530.00. The tuition fee for this course is £496.00 This course also has a charge of £34 for exam fees.

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Course details

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:6.0pt;margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:6.0pt;
margin-left:0cm"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:
Arial">Biology is the fastest developing science and provides opportunities in
a range of science and non-science careers. For instance did you know you can
train to be a </span><a href="https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/wider-healthcare-team/roles-wider-healthcare-team/clinical-support-staff/phlebotomist">P<span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:Arial">hlebotomist</span></a><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:Arial"> with only
2 GCSEs or a variety of </span><a href="https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/wider-healthcare-team/roles-wider-healthcare-team/clinical-support-staff/healthcare-science-assistant-and-associate"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:Arial">Healthcare
Science Assistants</span></a><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;
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</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:6.0pt;margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:6.0pt;
margin-left:0cm"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:
Arial">A GCSE in biology or in English and Maths might open the door to an
interesting and worthwhile career!<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 6pt 0cm;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The GCSE Biology course offers an insight into the many distinct aspects of Biology including:<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 6pt 0cm;"></p><ul><li><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Cell Biology</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Anatomy and Physiology</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Genetics</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Ecology</span></li></ul><p><font face="Arial, sans-serif">If you are unemployed or this is your first full level 2 you may be entitled to this course free of charge.</font></p><p></p>

Course requirements

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you will already have achieved GCSE’s or Level 2 Functional Skills in English
and Mathematics but this is not essential, as we can support you with working
towards these at the same time.<o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 12.65pt; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">&nbsp;If you are new to AEW
you will be required to complete an initial assessment to assess your existing
skills level.&nbsp;</p>

Location

City Learning Quarter, Old Hall Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3AU

What are the benefits of this course?

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and qualification will support you to progress towards many career paths.&nbsp; Some careers may require further study at
degree level and our &nbsp;Access to Higher
Education Diploma can help you to achieve a place at University if you are
thinking of a career in Teaching or Nursing.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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also many roles in the NHS which require no degree or that will involve further
training that you can complete on the job.&nbsp;
Use the link below to find out what jobs are on offer and what
qualifications they require.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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How will I learn?

<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 16.8pt; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><font color="#222222" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 16px;">This course is taught face to face and will be delivered twice per week for 32 weeks. You will work through a series of topics (mentioned above) and make notes and do classroom activities to keep a detailed portfolio of the&nbsp; work you have covered to support you at a later stage when you sit your final exams</span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 16.8pt; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><font color="#222222" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Near the end of the course the teacher will start to prepare you with previous mock exam papers to support you with building confidence with&nbsp; what you can expect from exam questions and how to best answer the questions to complete and achieve the qualification</span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 16.8pt; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><font color="#222222" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 16px;">At the end of the course you will be required to sit two external exams (1 hour and 45 Minutes per exam)</span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height: 16.8pt; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><font color="#222222" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Learning support is available for anyone with difficulties/disabilities. Please let us know during the enrolment process if you would like to discuss any support you may need.&nbsp;</span></font></p>

How will my progress be monitored and assessed?

You will have regular progress review meetings with your teacher and this will be recorded in your Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to keep you focused and on track with your developments. Once you have covered all of the necessary maths topics, your teacher will start to prepare you for sitting the exam using mock papers under exam conditions<br>

Are there any additional costs?

<p class="MsoNormal">There are no additional costs. You will need to supply your own writing materials such as pens, writing pads and folders</p>

What qualification will I get?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the following qualification<p></p><ul><li>AQA GCSE in Biology</li></ul><p></p>

What will I be able to do after this course?

<p class="MsoNormal">On successfully completing this qualification you may want to
apply for our Access to Higher Education Diplomas or go to study A Levels
with another provider.&nbsp; You may also wish to consider our other technical courses including Teaching Assistants and Education or Health Professionals or talk to Students Services and receive careers advice and guidance or support to look into other science based careers.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><br></p>

Further information

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; text-align: center;">For further information or careers or educational advice please contact our Student Gateway:</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-weight: 700;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: rgb(255, 192, 0);">01902 558180 |&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a href="mailto:enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk"><span style="font-weight: 700;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(255, 192, 0);">enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk</span></span></a></span><span style="font-weight: 700;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: rgb(255, 192, 0);">&nbsp;|&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk/"><span style="font-weight: 700;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; color: rgb(255, 192, 0);">www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk</span></span></a></span></p>