North East Futures UTC

GCSE Biology

Subject content

The course contains topics on:

Cell biology,

Organisation,

Infection and response,

Bioenergetics,

Homeostasis and response,

Inheritance, variation and evolution,

and Ecology

Assessment

Paper 1

What’s assessed?
Paper 1 includes the first half of the topics:

Cell biology,

Organisation,

Infection and response,

and Bioenergetics

How’s it assessed

Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes (Foundation and Higher Tier)

100 marks

50% of GCSE

Paper 2
What’s assessed?
Paper 2 includes the second half of the topics:

Homeostasis and response,

Inheritance, variation and evolution,

and Ecology

How’s it assessed?

Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes (Foundation and Higher Tier)

100 marks

50% of GCSE

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