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Biology A Level

Science and Mathematics

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

What will you be working towards?

Code HS5
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

AQA A Level Biology

 

Details

During this two year course students will develop and demonstrate a variety of experimental techniques including: serial dilutions, the use of a colorimeter, microscope work, microbiological aseptic techniques and ecological investigations.

Throughout the course, students will study the following topics:

• Biological molecules

• Cells

• How organisms exchange substances with their environment

• Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

• Energy transfers in and between organisms

• How organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments

• Genetics, population, evolution and ecosystems

• The control of gene expression

How will it be delivered?

This course will be assessed at the end of the second year:

Paper 1 - 35%

• Biological molecules •

Cells

• How organisms exchange substances with their environment

• Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

Paper 2 - 35%

• Energy transfers in and between organisms

• How organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments

• Genetics, population, evolution and ecosystems

• The control of gene expression

Paper 3 - 30%

• Content from the whole course

Practical skills are assessed in the written papers

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.

Plus

Grade 6 in Biology OR Grade 6-6 in Combined Science AND Grade 5 in Maths

Your next steps...

Students who study Biology will develop research, problem solving and analytical skills. Students will also gain practical skills from experiments throughout the course. The Biology A Level can lead to a university degree in any of the Biological Sciences, from Aquaculture to Zoology, and is often a requirement of health related degrees including Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Sciences.

 

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