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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 H426
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Year 12 is divided into four modules.

Module 1: Development of practical skills in Biology

The development of practical skills is a fundamental and integral aspect of the study of any scientific subject.

Module 2: Foundations in Biology

This module gives learners the opportunity to use microscopy to study the cell structure of a variety of organisms.

Module 3: Exchange and Transport

In this module, learners study the structure and function of gas exchange and transport systems in a range of animals and in terrestrial plants.

Module 4: Biodiversity, Evolution and Disease

In this module the learners study the biodiversity of organisms. It serves as an introduction to ecology, emphasising practical techniques and an appreciation of the need to maintain biodiversity.

Two further modules will be completed in Year 13.

Module 5: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy

It is important that organisms, both plants and animals are able to respond to stimuli. This is achieved by communication within the body, which may be chemical and/or electrical.

Module 6: Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems

This module covers the role of genes in regulating and controlling cell function and development. Heredity and the mechanisms of evolution and speciation are also covered.


Lessons will be a mix of practical work (at least 12 ’PAG’ tasks have to be completed over the duration of the course) and standard theoretical teaching. There are opportunities for research and group work also.

How will it be delivered?

Paper 1: 2hr 15 mins written paper (Biological Processes) Paper 2: 2hr 15 mins written paper (Biological Diversity) Paper 3: 1hr 30 mins(Unified Biology) Practical Endorsement for Biology

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in Biology/ Combined Science, Grade 5 in Maths

Your next steps...

Progression onto University degree in Biological related subjects and careers including:

Biotechnologist, Higher education lecturer, Marine biologist, Microbiologist, Nanotechnologist, Nature conservation officer, Pharmacologist, Research scientist (life sciences), Scientific laboratory technician, Secondary school teacher, Soil scientist, Teaching laboratory technician, Animal physiotherapist Dental hygienist, Dentist, General practice doctor, Health promotion specialist, Healthcare scientist, cardiac sciences Physician associate, Science writer, Sustainability consultant, Veterinary nurse, Zoologist, Pathology, Forensics


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