Qualification: A Level
Understanding the living world is crucial in the 21st century and Biology is a fascinating and absorbing subject that is highly respected by employers and universities. During A level Biology you will study interlinking mechanisms that explain how different organisms interact on both the cellular level and how this impacts life around us.
We strive to nurture a curiosity, interest and passion for the subject, to make complex concepts understandable and to support students in achieving their full potential.
Ultimately, study Biology because YOU ENJOY IT!
Students will study three components for the qualification: Biological processes (01), Biological diversity (02) and Unified Biology (03).
Content is split into six teaching modules:
Our Biology course gives students a balanced and relevant grounding in modern biology, equipping them for a wide range of careers and courses, for example in medicine, veterinary science, agriculture and biotechnology. It also helps students planning on studying analytical subjects ranging from law to accountancy to history, due to the observational and interpretational skills.
Grade 6 in GCSE Biology or Combined Sciences, and GCSE Maths level 5 or above.
What we expect of our biologists:
An enthusiastic interest in the subject and a commitment to conscientious study will bring success.
We are encouraging all students to purchase a course text, costing approximately £40, to support the course. Additional texts may be recommended on an individual basis to support their study.
Head of Department: Mr Lee Moore
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