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A Level: Biology

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code Biology
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

The course builds upon concepts and practical skills developed in GCSE Biology, using theory and practical investigations to explore the following topics: 

 Biological Molecules

 Cells

 Organisms exchange substances with their environment

 Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

 Energy transfers in and between organisms

 Organisms respond to changes in their environment

 Genetics, populations and ecosystems

 The control of gene expression

The knowledge, skills and understanding gained through the study of A- level Biology opens many career pathways and links to university courses.

Details

The course allows you to build on concepts and practical skills developed at GCSE with several practical investigations throughout the year. Topics to include Energy transfer in and between organisms, Homeostasis, control of gene expression

How will it be delivered?

The Biology department will enter students for the AS qualification as well as the A-level. 

AS – 2 written papers each 1 hour 30 minutes

A level – 3 written papers each 2 hours

Entry requirements

Students studying GCSE Combined Science need to have achieved a minimum Grade 6-6. Students studying GCSE Separate Sciences need at least two Grade 6s and a Grade 5 (with one of the 6s being in Biology).  Students also need to have achieved a Grade 6 in Maths.

Your next steps...

A-level Biologists can take degree courses in the following areas: Biology, Psychology, Sport and Exercise Science, Medicine and Anatomy.   With further training, you could go into a job related to Biology or one of the other sciences such as a Doctor, Nurse, Scientist or Marine Biologist. The course will also help you to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that employers across many industries are looking

 

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