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GCSE Science
Course Overview

This one-year course is suitable for students requiring a science at GCSE level, or those who wish to improve GCSE science grades.

Course Content

The course includes the following units:

Unit 1. Biology - Human Biology - Evolution and the environment

Unit 2. Chemistry - Products from rocks - Oils, earth and atmosphere

Unit 3. Physics - Energy and electricity - Radiation and the universe


After completing this course you should be able to: 

  • Use science to investigate and solve problems 
  • Communicate scientific observations and arguments effectively 
  • Progress to careers and courses that require a GCSE grade C pass in science


Students are reminded that this is an academic course and they must allow time for private study and home assignments in addition to lectures.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, subject to satisfactory screening.


This coursework assessment of practical skills and investigative skills accounts for 25% of the total marks. The written papers account for 75% and are in the form of 3 examinations taken in January and June.

What does this course lead to?

BTEC Diplomas in Forensic Science.

Equipment Required

Calculator. Students will be required to purchase a textbook to be advised at the start of the course.

How to Apply

Student Services: information@bcot.ac.uk Tel 01256 306484