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GCSE Biology

What qualification will this course lead to?

GCSE Biology (OCR)

What topics will I study?

You and Your Genes

Keeping Healthy

Life on Earth

The Processes of Life

Growth and Development

Brain and Mind

Further Biology

What understanding and skills will I develop?

It provides an opportunity for developing further understanding of scientific explanations, understanding of how science works and the study of elements of applied science with particular relevance to professional scientists.

It will prepare candidates for progression to further learning in the sciences

How will I be assessed?

Three unit exams, each assessing the content learnt. Each exam is 60 minutes and counts for 25% of the final grade, totalling 75%.

A controlled assessment completed within school will assess How Science Works and is worth 25% of the final grade.

What can this course lead to?

A level Biology, Human Biology.