Biology - GCE A Level
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.
What will you be working towards?
||GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
This course offers a broad, modern, contextual and challenging approach to the study of A Level Biology. Students will be given the opportunity to develop their knowledge starting with the fundamental principles of biology. The topics covered will enable students to develop both depth and breadth of understanding of the biological world. Topics range from the fundamentals of genetics and inheritance, the human immune system, physiology, evolution and biochemistry, culminating in the study of how all this knowledge is currently being applied in modern scientific research. Students will also study genetic engineering, gene regulation and expression in the fields of oncology and epigenetics. An understanding of the scientific method is developed and built upon through practical lessons which are essential for anyone wishing to go on a study science at university.
If you have an enthusiasm for biology, then this is the course for you. To be successful on this course you need to be an effective communicator, efficient team member and have an aptitude for scientific analysis. If you are motivated to push your knowledge of biology and have a determined attitude towards independent study then you will succeed.
Cells; Biological Molecules; Exchange And Transport; Genetics
Energy Transfer; Homeostasis; Genetics, Populations And Ecosystems; Control Of Gene Expression
How will it be delivered?
Three external examinations:
Paper 1 = 35%
Paper 2 = 35%
Paper 3 = 30%
Grade 6 in GCSE Biology or 6,6 GCSE Combined Science, with Grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics and Grade 4 in GCSE English Language. *Please note with government changes to GCSE grading system (9-1) we reserve the right to adjust subject entry requirements and to withdraw subjects which do not meet minimum numbers. *All subject specific entry requirements are in addition to the General Entry Requirements
Your next steps...
The study of biology at A Level is suitable for anyone wishing to pursue a career in any biological or health-related field. Previous students have gone on to study and establish careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, physiotherapy, nursing, teaching, biomedical science, forensic science and sports science.