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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?

Alternative Title Biology
Code Bio004
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Biology involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics ranging from molecular biology to the study of ecosystems. Biology is never far from the headlines: the human genome has been sequenced, the ability to prevent ageing or the development of transplant surgery. Biologists are concerned with a variety of issues and work in the field of cell biology, medicine, food production and ecology and the work they do is vital to us all for our well-being and survival.


The Units that you will study are: Year 12 Module 1 � Development of practical skills in biology These practical skills will be assessed in the written exam and practical endorsement. Module 2 � Foundations in biology Module 3 � Exchange and transport Module 4 � Biodiversity, evolution and disease Year 13 Module 5 � Communication, homeostasis and energy Module 6 � Genetics, evolution and ecosystems

How will it be delivered?

There will be 3 exam papers: Paper 1: Biological processes 2 hrs 15 mins 37% of A level grade Paper 2: Biological diversity 2 hrs 15 mins 37% of A level grade Paper 3: Unified Biology 1 hr 30 mins 26% of A level grade Practical skills will be examined in all the papers.

Entry requirements

Standard with grade 6 in GCSE Biology and in Maths or 6-6 in Combined Science and a Grade 6 in Maths

Your next steps...

Many students will go on to study biology related courses at university. Biology is a requirement of the following courses/ careers. Dentistry, Biochemistry, Medicine, Radiotherapy, Physiotherapy, Sports science, Pharmaceutical science, Environmental science, Conservation, Forensic science, Nursing, Medicine, Veterinary science, Neuroscience.


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