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GCSE Biology Course – AQA GCSE Biology Foundation Tier

GCSE Biology Course – AQA GCSE Biology Foundation Tier


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Do you want to improve your overall skills and expertise in biology to ace the official GCSE biology exam? This extensive GCSE Biology Course will help you gain basic biology skills and knowledge to develop your critical thinking skills, advance to further vocational study and explore careers in the field of biology.

What you will learn from this course?

Upon successful completion of this GCSE Biology Course, you will be able to:

  • Improve your overall cognitive and scientific understanding of biology
  • Contribute to scientific concerns about your environment by learning about biology's principles, processes, and applications through a variety of scientific research
  • Possess the ability to learn and use observational, practical, modelling, research, and problem-solving abilities across a range of educational settings, including the classroom, the field, and other learning environments.
  • Improve your ability to evaluate biological claims by critically analyzing the methodology, supporting information, and quantitative and qualitative findings

GCSE Biology Online Course | Foundation Tier

This GCSE Biology Course is accredited by AQA and regulated by Ofqual, making it a nationally recognised credential that will improve your CV and set you apart from the competition. This course aims to provide you with extensive skills and knowledge about basic biology principles and areas that will help you advance to A-level biology and build your successful career in this competitive sector.

Towards the end of this course, you will acquire the required expertise to ace your official GCSE Biology exam.

Who is this Course for?

The following individuals may benefit from this GCSE Biology Course:

  • University applicants
  • Students who require a grade within grades 1–5
  • Anyone who finds the higher tier difficult
  • Anyone interested to build a career in STEM
  • Anyone planning to take biology at in A-level
  • Anyone trying to increase their chances of landing a job
  • Anyone who desires to develop their biology knowledge

Whether you are a complete beginner or an aspiring professional, this course will provide you with the necessary skills and professional competence, and open your doors to a wide number of professions within your chosen sector.

Eligibility Requirements

This GCSE Biology Course has no academic prerequisites and is open to students from all academic disciplines.

Career Path

This GCSE Biology Course will provide you with a fresh opportunity to enter the relevant job market and successfully escalate to advanced vocational study. Additionally, you will be able to advance your career, increase your level of competition in your chosen field, and highlight these skills on your resume.

Assessment Procedure

Students must complete a variety of interactive online examinations at the conclusion of each module to evaluate the understanding and skills they are learning in this GCSE Biology Course. These assessments also determine if students can demonstrate these skills effectively. At the end of the module, you can also keep track of your progress and regularly check your score.

Upon successfully completing this course, you can schedule your official exam by contacting us at [email protected].

About Official Exam

There are two paper-based and practical tests in the AQA-accredited GCSE Biology Foundation Tier.

Assessment Format of Paper 1

  • Concepts covered: cell biology, organisation, infection and response, and bioenergetics
  • Exam time: 1 Hour 45 minutes written exam
  • Total marks: 100
  • Total weight: 50% of GCSE
  • Question format: multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response

Assessment Format of Paper 2

  • Concepts covered: homeostasis and response, inheritance, variation and evolution; and ecology
  • Exam time: 1 Hour 45 minutes written exam
  • Total marks: 100
  • Total weight: 50% of GCSE
  • Question format: multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response

Assessment Format of Practical Assessment

In the written exam questions, instructors will assess students’ knowledge and comprehension of the material they have covered in the course through a range of practical activities and demonstrations. These questions will account for at least 15% of the total score for the qualifying. Additionally, the majority of these questions will focus on how well students can conduct independent research and apply their knowledge to real-world situations.

Recognised Accreditation

This GCSE Biology Course is accredited by AQA and regulated by Ofqual.

What is AQA?

AQA, a well-known awarding body, sets standards, administers exams at the GCSE, AS, and A Level in a variety of areas, and grants qualifications to peruse a desired career. More than half of the GCSE and A-level exams that are taken and graded in the UK each year are administered by AQA. Additionally, employers and institutions all across the world highly respect these credentials.

Benefits of AQA 

  • This qualification is recognised in the UK and across the world
  • It is valued by employers all over the world
  • Improve your employment prospects
  • Boost your job satisfaction
  • Promotes career advancement
  • Enhances your CV
  • Provides you with a competitive edge in the job market

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What is Ofqual?

Qualifications, exams, and assessments are governed in England by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). They are in charge of identifying the knowledge, skills, and understanding that students have displayed, and also ensuring that all the assessments and exams reveal what a student has accomplished.

Benefits of Ofqual Regulation

  • This regulation is valued internationally 
  • Created in accordance with specific national standards
  • Designed in collaboration with industry to guarantee their suitability.
  • Accurately reflect the knowledge, abilities, and understanding that the learners have shown.
  • Candidates who have obtained a qualification that is governed by Ofqual are seen with greater confidence by employers.

Course Curriculum

Module 1: Cell Biology

1.1 Cell Biology

1.2 Cell Division.

1.3 Transport in Cells FT

Module 2: Organisation

2.1 Principles of Organisation

2.2 Plant Tissues, Organs and Systems

Module 3: Infection and Response

Communicable Diseases

Plant Diseases

Module 4: Bioenergetics

4.1 Photosynthesis

4.2 Respiration

Module 5: Homeostasis and Response

5.1 Homeostasis and Human Nervous System

5.2 Hormonal Coordination in Humans

5.3 Plant Hormones

Module 6: Inheritance, Variation and Evolution

6.1 Reproduction

6.2 Variation and Evolution

6.3 The Development of Understanding of Genetics and Evolution

6.4 Classification of Living Organisms

Module 7: Ecology

7.1 Adaptations, Interdependence and Competition

7.2 Organisation of an Ecosystem

7.3 Biodiversity and the Effect of Human Interaction on Ecosystems

7.4 Trophic Levels in an Ecosystem

7.5 Food Production

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Yes! This GCSE course is equivalent to the GCSEs you would take in a conventional setting. The only distinction is that you will study it from the comfort of your own at home and receive full instructor support via email.

No, this course does not include the official exam. You can, however, schedule your official exam by contacting us at [email protected] after completing this course.

Because in comparison, we provide this course at a lower price that will satisfy you in terms of quality. We also provide comprehensive support to our learners through effective tutoring and active email support.

You can access this GCSE Biology Course for a year, thus, you can learn at your own pace and convenience.

After successfully registering for the GCSE Biology Course, you will receive an email regarding your login details, allowing you access to your online training course.

Upon successfully enrolling for a course, you will receive an email with your login details. Kindly check your inbox/junk folder and spam folder, or you can contact our award-winning customer support team via [email protected].

Sure, you can gift any of our courses to your friends or dearest ones. After purchasing any course as a gift, kindly provide the learner’s details via [email protected], and then we will send your gift to the learner with the login details of the course.

Definitely, you can enrol for this self-paced online video training course. Once you purchase the course, you will receive your login details via email. As you will have lifetime access to the login portal, hence you can complete your course at your convenient time.

Our online courses come with lifetime access with no time limit for completion. Each course is fully accessible from a tablet, mobile or laptop, as long as there is a secure internet connection.

Upon successfully completing the GCSE Biology Course, you can proceed toward scheduling your official exam with us.

Once you successfully pass the exam, you will be awarded an AQA Accredited certificate that is widely accepted across the globe.

No prior knowledge is necessary for the GCSE Biology Course, making it ideal for beginners.