For students taking final exams in June 2021, there are changes to the qualification. Please ensure you have referred to the Your guide to the changes for 2021 document.
Our GCSE in Biology A (Gateway Science) helps students develop their biological knowledge and scientific thinking. They discover how key concepts in biology make sense of the observed diversity of natural phenomena. Practical skills are integrated with the theoretical topics.
Specification code: J247
Qualification number: 601/8589/2
First teaching 2016, with first assessment 2018
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CPD course • Online webinar • FREE • GCSE Gateway Science Suite - Biology A (9-1) - J247, GCSE Gateway Science Suite - Chemistry A (9-1) - J248, GCSE Gateway Science Suite - Combined Science A (9-1) - J250, GCSE Gateway Science Suite - Physics A (9-1) - J249, GCSE Twenty First Century Science Suite - Biology B (9-1) - J257, GCSE Twenty First Century Science Suite - Chemistry B (9-1) - J258, GCSE Twenty First Century Science Suite - Combined Science B (9-1) - J260, GCSE Twenty First Century Science Suite - Physics B (9-1) - J259
Date: 20 Jan 2021
Date: 02 Mar 2021
Date: 24 Mar 2021
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