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GCSE BIOLOGY Level 2 Certificate

CCEA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE in Biology

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Level 2
Mode of Study
Course Type
Portadown Campus


This course provides the basis for studying A-Level Biology, or a general background for those wanting to specialise in one or more separate sciences. The GCSE Biology specification aims to provide candidates with the scientific understanding needed to progress to further studies of Biology should they choose to undertake them.

Candidates will gain an insight into:

  • What is involved in being a practitioner of science;
  • How scientists develop scientific understanding of ourselves and the world we inhabit;
  • How these understandings can be applied to the benefit of humanity.


You should be a fluent speaker of English. Also expected to have a reasonable level of computer skills and be familiar with the Internet and email.


Modules covered include:

  • Cells
  • Photosynthesis and Plants
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Enzymes and Digestion
  • Breathing and Respiration
  • Nerves and Hormonal System
  • Ecological Relationships and the Environment
  • Osmosis and Plant Transport
  • Chromosomes, Genes and DNA
  • Cell Division and Genetics
  • Reproduction, Fertility and Contraception
  • Applied Genetics
  • Variation and Selection
  • Circulatory System
  • Microorganisms and Defence against Disease
  • Practical Skills 


30 weeks


This course leads to A-Levels or equivalent in any biological science subject, including human biology & social and environmental biology. It may lead to employment opportunities at entry level in vocations related to biological/hospital laboratory work.


All full-time courses starting in September 2021 are open for applications. Please click on the Apply Now button (top right in the blue box) to begin your application. 

If you require any assistance with your application you can call us on 0300 123 1223.


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Portadown & Newry call 028 3025 9616 or 0300 123 1223



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Concession Fees may be available to students enrolling on Further Education courses who are in receipt of any of the following benefits: Universal Credit (net income below £14,000) Guaranteed Pension Credit / Housing Benefit (Rates Rebate) or Rate Relief/ Working Tax Credit (where household income is £16,190 or below/ In-come based Employment and Support Allowance Income Support/ In-come based Jobseekers Allowance/ Republic of Ireland means tested benefit. All exam/material fees must be paid in addition to the concession fee.

Registration, materials and certificate fees (subject to charge by the awarding body) are payable where shown at enrolment. All courses are subject to satisfactory enrolment numbers being achieved and sustained throughout the year. A student will be offered a refund of fees where a course is cancelled by the College or where a student does not attend their course of study. However, a £20 administrative fee will be imposed on a student who is unable to attend a course and does not give the College a minimum of 5 working days' notice before the course commences. A refund is not available to anyone who leaves a course after making one or more attendances.


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    £158.00 (Course)
    £79.00 (Concession)
    £35.00 (Exam)
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