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Biology A Level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title GCE A Level in Biology
Code 2934437
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

During this course you will have opportunities to:  

Develop greater understanding of biological facts together with an appreciation of their significance in new and changing situations.   

Develop greater expertise in the area of practical work and the linkbetween theory and experimental work.   

Continue to enjoy a personal interest in the study of living organisms.   

Recognise the responsible use of biology in society.   

Develop a deeper awareness of biology in the changing world and itsimportance.  


Details

Course Content 

Topic Titles:  

 

Topic 1: Lifestyle, Health and Risk

Topic 2: Genes and Health

Topic 3: Voice of the Genome 

Topic 4: Biodiversity and Natural Resources

Topic 5: On the Wild Side

Topic 6: Immunity, Infection and Forensics

Topic 7: Run for your Life

Topic 8: Grey Matter 

Course Content

Topic Titles: 

Topic 1: Lifestyle, Health and Risk

Topic 2: Genes and Health

Topic 3: Voice of the Genome

Topic 4: Biodiversity and Natural Resources

Topic 5: On the Wild Side

Topic 6: Immunity, Infection and Forensics

Topic 7: Run for your Life

Topic 8: Grey Matter

How will it be delivered?

 

Students will take A Level examinations during the summer of Y13. In addition, there will be the opportunity to earn a practical skills endorsement over the two years.

Entry requirements

This course builds on the knowledge and understanding from the GCSE Science suite of courses. It is expected that you will have achieved a GCSE grade 6 or above in this subject from a higher tier paper. During the course you will need to be able to communicate effectively and research information from a variety of sources. You will also be expected to handle and interpret data so a secure understanding of GCSE Mathematics (grade 6) and English (grade 4) is expected. 

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