Why Study Biology?
In Biology you will develop practical skills by planning experiments, collecting data, analysing experimental results and making conclusions. You will also learn how scientific models are developed, the applications and implications of science, the benefits and risks that science brings and the ways in which society uses science to make decisions.
Biology is a science at the forefront of some of the most exciting and controversial issues in the news today. Current publicity surrounding genetic engineering, environmental and medical developments have highlighted the need for an understanding of such issues. Biology seeks to explore these areas of study to provide an appreciation of the living world.
What Does The Course Involve?
Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology: skills of planning, implementing, analysis and evaluation
Module 2 – Foundations in biology: cell structure and membranes; biological molecules; DNA; cell division, diversity and organisation
Module 3 – Exchange and transport: exchange surfaces; transport in animals; transport in plants
Module 4 – Biodiversity: evolution and disease; communicable diseases and prevention; immune system; biodiversity; classification and evolution
Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy: communication and homeostasis; excretion; neuronal communication; hormonal communication; plant and animal responses; photosynthesis; respiration
Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems: cellular control; patterns of inheritance; manipulating genomes; cloning and biotechnology; ecosystems; populations and sustainability
What Are The Entry Requirements?
Minimum entry requirements for Sixth Form is Five 5s. For Triple Science students, 7 in Biology and 6 in Maths. For Combined Science students, grade 7-7 in Science and 6 in Maths.
Leading To A Career In?
Undergraduate degree courses: Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Life Sciences, Forensic Science, Physiotherapy, Veterinary medicine, Biochemistry, Paramedical work, Nutrition, Ecology, Biology, Marine Biology, Sport Science, Food Science, Environmental Monitoring and the expanding field of Microbiology and Biotechnology.