Biology AS/A2

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
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What will you be working towards?

Code SHS24
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


What will I be studying?

At AS you will be studying the effects of disease on body systems and the causes of variation in living organisms at both cell and organism level. At A2 you will be studying the nervous and endocrine systems, homeostasis, genes and genetic expression, populations and ecosystems.

What does this subject involve?

There are three modules at AS:

Biology and Disease

The variety of living organisms

A Controlled Assessment Unit which involves an investigation.

There are a further three modules at A2:

Populations and Environment

Control in cells and in organisms

A Controlled Assessment Unit which involves an investigation.

Some statistical tests are taught during the two year course and are needed for the analysis of the A2 investigation. Practical work is an integral part of the course.




How will it be delivered?


Entry requirements

To get the most from this course you will need:

An interest in current advances in the subject such as gene cloning technology

To apply knowledge and understanding of biological principles

To explain biological principles


Your next steps...

A level Biology students have gone on to study the following related degree courses: natural sciences, medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, nursing, physiology, biomedical science, genetics, marine biology, equine studies and others.Some students go on to study an unrelated discipline such as Law; the range of generic skills developed in Biology makes this a feasible option.