You'll study much of the Human Biology in the classroom, but there'll also be lots of experiments in the laboratory. Learning will be a mixture of lectures, where you will be encouraged to learn independent study skills, discussions with your peers, and frequent tests to check your progress. All experiments will be written up and built into your understanding of the theory. You'll get booklets with lots of work to do between lessons, and it will be important that you complete all the work set, and learn everything thoroughly for tests.
In year one there are two units; 'Principles of Human Biology' is assessed in an exam and 'Practical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases' by coursework. In the second year (of the extended certificate), the 'Human Biology and Health Issues' unit is assessed by a set task and the second unit by coursework.
We may be able to run trips, some of which may be in conjunction with the A-level Biology cohort.
3 x GCSE grade 4 or higher incl. English and Science (either 4,4 in combined or a 4 in Biology)