Overview

The two year course includes topics on: biological molecules, cell structure, enzymes, cell division, DNA, genetic engineering, digestion, the cardiovascular system and transport in plants, energy transfer in metabolism, homeostasis, environment and ecology, nervous and hormonal control, reproduction and genetics, natural selection & evolution, human populations & health.

Entry Requirements

General Entry Requirements:
A Level programmes require a minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade 6 and 3 GCSEs at grade 5.

Subject Specific Requirements:
Mathematics grade 6 and Combined Science 6 – 6.
Alternatively, Biology 6 with another grade 6 Science from Chemistry or Physics.

How will I be assessed?

Your A Level grade will be generated by the aggregation of your results from three end of course exams, which will include questions about practical skills acquired during 12 compulsory practicals.

Where does it lead?

Biology can be used with combinations of other science subjects for admission to careers in areas such as:

agriculture
biochemistry
chemistry
applied biology
veterinary science
marine biology
medicine
environmental health
nursing
environmental studies
genetics
health studies
orthoptics
dentistry
chiropody
radiography
speech therapy
physiotherapy
forensic science
pharmacy

In combination with non-science subjects it is useful for teaching and a wide range of other careers.

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