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Biology A Level

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BIO-ASL
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Biology covers a wide range of different topics from developments in medicine to the study of the environment. It is a rapidly developing science with recent advances in fields such as gene technology.

It is essential in overcoming major concerns such as antibiotic resistance and food production to meet the needs of an expanding population.


Details

During the course you will cover the following topics:

Year 1:

• Biological molecules

• Cells

• Organisms exchange substances with their environment

• Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

Year 2:

• Energy transfers in and between organisms

• Organisms responses to changes in their internal and external environments

• Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems

• The control of gene expression


How will it be delivered?

There will be 3 exams at the end of the 2 years.

Paper 1:

2 hour exam with 91 marks worth 35%

Any content from topics 1-4, including relevant practical skills

Paper 2:

2 hour exam with 91 marks worth 35%

Any content from topics 5-8, including relevant practical skills

Paper 3:

2 hour exam with 78 marks worth 30%

Any content from topics 1-8, including relevant practical skills and practical techniques

Transferable skills - You will also develop the ability to interpret data, investigate facts and draw conclusions.

You will take part in group work and discussions and develop independent study skills.

You will be entered for the AS qualification at the end of the 1st year.


Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C, a B/6 in Maths, plus grade BB/66 or above in Science with a minimum average of 5 at GCSE.

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