*You must have GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above in English and Maths to enrol on this course. Or, you need a GCSE at grade 4 (C) in English OR Maths, but you must enrol on to either English and Maths alongside Biology. 

The GCSE Science course involves 30 weeks of intense study in Biology. There are 2 written exams worth 50% each.

You can study at 2 different levels and this will be discussed with your tutor. The levels available are:

  • Foundation leading to grades 1-5 
  • Higher leading to grades 4-9. 

The modules you will complete are:

  • Bioenergetics
  • Organisation
  • Cell Biology
  • Infection and Response
  • Ecology
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who needs a grade 4 or above for their chosen career e.g. teaching, midwifery, nursing or any adult who has a genuine interest in Science and wishes to obtain a qualification in Biology.

Why study GCSE Biology?

By completing GCSE biology you may wish to pursue a career in the following areas - nursing, midwifery, teaching or laboratory work.


Please contact the Admissions Team by calling 0161 666 8215 or emailing adulted@asfc.ac.uk. 

If you are a Greater Manchester Resident (or aged 19-23 and non GM resident) and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, your course will be FREE.

How to apply

Please call 0161 666 8215, email adulted@asfc.ac.uk or click here to view our enrolment dates.

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All GCSE courses start in September 2021. GCSE Biology will run on Thursday evenings from 6.00pm until 8.30pm.