Biology is a fascinating subject, and by taking this GCSE you'll not only gain a valuable insight into the role of humans, plants and animals in the environment, but also give yourself a head start when it comes to working in the field of science.
The subjects you'll cover include: Cell Activity, Humans and Green Plants as Organisms, Living Things in their Environment, and Applied Microbiology - but these are just for starters. What's more, this home study course also gives you the perfect opportunity to carry out your own experiments!
So if you're interested in learning more about the world we live in, and want to earn yourself a recognised qualification, enrol on the course today.
There is no deadline for enrolment so you can start your course at any time.
Humans as Organisms
Green Plants as Organisms
Variation, Inheritance and Evolution
Living Things in their Environment
You do not need any special qualifications but you should have basic scientific, literary and numeric skills.
Please note this course cannot be taken with GCSE Human Physiology & Health.
100 hours approx.
As an ICS student you will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus our team of Student Advisors are only a phone call away for all the practical advice you may need - so we really are with you 100%.
Exams are held in England, at a wide variety of regional examination centres. However there are a limited number of centres in Scotland, Wales, Eire and Northern Ireland. Once you've enrolled on your chosen course(s), you'll receive all the information you need to arrange your exams*, including details of syllabuses, exam boards and dates. As exams are held in various parts of the UK, you shouldn't have to travel too far to sit them.
If you have any questions at any time about arranging your exams, the ICS Student Advisers will be pleased to help.
Exams take place in June and the entry deadlines are mid January. Coursework deadline is 31 March. 1 Written exam = 2 hrs 25mins & Coursework = 20% of total exam.
*Exam fees not included in course fee.
What our students say
"The course from ICS was ideal - the course materials were excellent, and I got great support from my tutor when I needed it, which helped me to keep motivated. When I passed my exam, I was delighted and my employers were really impressed. Soon after I got my promotion and I now love my job as a 'number cruncher!' The course from ICS has really opened doors for me and given me the confidence I needed to
get ahead." Donna Linden, Glasgow
With this GCSE qualification a number of different career paths will be open to you.
You may find it helpful to read textbooks like GCSE Biology by D G MacKean.
Distance Learning GCSE Biology Course
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain GCSE Biology. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning GCSE Biology is a flexible and convenient course which allows you to comprehensively prepare for the GCSE Biology exam through home study. What's more, because the distance learning GCSE Biology course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
With the distance learning GCSE Biology course, a personal tutor is available to help you through the course. Additionally, a team of student advisors are only a phone call away.
There is a wide range of distance learning GCSE courses to choose from at Learning at Home, each allowing you to study for a GCSE at your convenience.