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Biology A Level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code 5589/021
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


On this course you will learn about Biology and disease, and the variety of living organisms. Biology is an interesting and fascinating subject - the key question that underpins Biology is 'How does life work?. To begin with you will discover new components of cells and understand how molecules are transported across a cell membrane. Next you will explore the structure and function of full organs such as the heart and the lungs! During the first year you will also expand your knowledge of DNA, cell division and immunity. You will develop new skills in maths, practical experiments, how to analyse data and evaluate studies. This is certified by AQA. We strongly recommend that Biology be taken along with another Science subject at A-level e.g. Psychology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths.

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed by your teacher at regular intervals during the two years using a combination of homework assignments, short tests and longer tests You will be formally assessed at the end of the second year Paper 1(35%) includes: A mixture of short and long answer questions Extended response questions Paper 2(35%) includes: A mixture of short and long answer questions Comprehension question

Entry requirements

You will need at least GCSE Maths grade C/5 and Combined Science grade BB/6-6 or Biology and Chemistry grade B/6.

Your next steps...

This course offers a pathway to many university courses where you can study either a broad-based biological science course or one in which you specialise in a particular area of science. The course also provides you with many transferrable skills should you decide to take an alternative pathway.


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