GCSE Biology Higher Tier Course – AQA

£500.00

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    Description

    This online GCSE Biology Higher Tier Course is aimed at learners looking to achieve grades 4-9. You enrol 365 days a year on this course, providing learners with true flexibility. Study as slowly or as quickly as you wish, plan your own exams and practicals to suit. If you need to gain your GCSE Biology sooner rather than later then this course may provide the perfect solution. 

    The GCSE Biology Higher Tier Course will help students understand the following topics:

    • Acquire knowledge and understanding of biological facts, concepts and principles
    • Develop an appreciation of the significance of biological facts, concepts and principles and the skills needed for their use in new and changing situations
    • Appreciate the importance of accurate experimental work to scientific method and reporting
    • Form hypotheses and design experiments to test them
    • Sustain and develop an enjoyment of, and interest in, the study of living organisms
    • Evaluate, in terms of their biological knowledge and understanding, the benefits and drawbacks of scientific and technological developments, including those related to social, environmental and economic issues.

    Note: Exam fees are not included in the fees paid to UK Open College. We do not book exams for students. However, you may wish to try www.tutorsandexams.uk who have a number of centres located across the UK. They deal with private candidates all the time and will be happy to help with booking if required. You can also find a list of centres on the AQA website who may also be able to assist.


    Qualification: GCSE Biology Higher Tier
    Support: 1-year support included – Email your tutor or call our support line
    Start Date: Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year 
    AQA Specification: Code 8461
    Exams: Book your own exams & Practicals
    Type of Study: Study online 

    We also offer the GCSE Biology Foundation Tier Course too

    Course Syllabus

    Learners will cover 7 topics as below:

    Cell Biology
    Organisation
    Infection & response
    Bioenergetics
    Homeostatis & responce
    Inheritance, variation & evolution
    Ecology

    Please note: This course is aimed at students looking to achieve grade 4-9.

    Students aiming for Grade 1-5 should take the GCSE Biology Foundation Tier Course.

    Entry Requirements

    There are no previous qualifications required to register for this course.

     

    Course Duration

    This GCSE Biology Course comes with 12 months of support included:

    Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 200 Hours
    Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 270 Hours

    Tutors & Support

    All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating to your course.

    Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away. 

    Assessment

    To achieve a GCSE Foundation in Biology you will be assessed across the sections displayed . All sections will be assessed by 2 paper-based examinations. 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)

    In addtion, there are 10 practical assessments required to complete this GCSE.

    Additional Examination Fees

    As a private candidate, it is the students responsibility to arrange their own examinations and practical assessment if required. This is not part of the service offered by UK Open College. 

    This should be done prior to enrolment with us. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary arrangements in place & confirmed. This is very easy to do but you need to book in advanced to avoid late booking fees. 

    Fees for these services can vary hugely from centre to centre. It may be worth travelling out of area. (It’s worth it)
    You can view a list of official AQA approved examination centres here 

    You can also try www.tutorsandexams.uk who have a number of centres located across the UK. They deal with private candidates all the time and will be happy to help with booking if required. 

    The later you leave it to arrange, the more expensive it can be. At times, it can be impossible to arrange so plan ahead. (6 months minimum recommended)

    Your contract with us is for the course and support only. We will not refund you outside of the 14 day cooling off period if you have not confirmed these arrangements with your selected centre.

    Enquire & confirm with your chosen centre, do not leave it to chance!

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    14 Day Money Back Guarantee

    Once course access has been provided you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If you are not happy for any reason at all, simply email our accounts department with your request to cancel on [email protected]. We will offer a full refund. No questions asked !

    Please note: Any request to cancel outside the 14 days cancellation period will be declined. We will not refund you under any circumstances outside of the legal 14 day cooling off period. If you have opted to finance your course with Payl8r finance you are legally obliged to pay the balance of your fees once the 14 day period expires.

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