Waiting List: GCSE Biology

This course requires you to follow an application process.

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Course code: WL8606F

Studying GCSE Biology is a great way to gain a valuable qualification in a science subject at this level. Our next course starts in September 2023 but you can get a head-start by joining our waiting list. Applications considered from residents of Dorset and neighbouring counties.



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What the course is about

<p><strong>Please note, all the information below regards GCSE Biology. The next available course begins in September 2024 and you will be able to start applying for this course in the spring and summer. Your date of application will be taken from the date you applied for the course. Please read the information below and apply to join the waiting list in readiness for summer 2024. </strong></p>

<p>With the other learners in your class you will study fundamental ideas, scientific investigations and data.</p>

<p>You will carry out practical experimentation and will learn how to plan effectively, write up your findings, analyse data and evaluate your work.</p>

<p>A variety of learning activities will be used on this course, including tutor presentation and demonstration, practical application of skills, individual and group work, discussions, Q&A, internet research, individual research and project work. Where relevant, your learning will enable you to develop skills and knowledge required for work.</p>

<p>Regular home study will be necessary to successfully complete this course. You will be supported to develop good study skills.</p>

<p>Your tutor will also support you to improve your English and maths skills alongside your learning of your vocational subject. This will include assessing your current skills and planning learning activities related to Biology that are designed to develop your skills in these areas. </p>

Pre-course information session or interview

<p>An application process is applicable to this course.</p>

<p><strong>Please note:</strong> Places on some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately, as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner (see Cancellation policy).</p>

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

<p>This course is assessed through two exams. <strong>Please be aware you will need to be available throughout all of May and June as the exam will be during these months. </strong></p>

<p>There is an expectation that if you enrol on this course, you are willing to commit fully to the period of time involved in this course, the associated home study and the assessed work required, and intend to sit the examination if applicable. You should consider your readiness to commit to study and we have a study support toolbox to help you with this: <a href="https://www.skillsandlearningace.com/toolbox/">www.skillsandlearningace.com/toolbox/</a>.</p>

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Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

<p>English language and maths skills at a minimum of Level 1 are required. You will be asked to complete an online assessment in English and maths as well as submitting a course application. </p>

Materials and costs

<p>You should bring A4 paper, a folder, pens, pencils and ruler to each session. Your tutor will advise you if a text book is required. </p>

<p>It will help your progress if you have regular and reliable access to the internet. If you do not have a PC at home, you can use the facilities at your local library.</p>

<p><strong>Course costs</strong></p>

<p>For information regarding any <strong>funding</strong> for this course please <strong>please refer to</strong> the Finance page on our website <a href="https://www.skillsandlearningace.com/learning-with-us/finance/">www.skillsandlearningace.com/learning-with-us/finance/</a></p>