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Biology

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code 2
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Biology is the study of living organisms. Biologists study every aspect of life, from  the intricate workings of individual cells to the effects of humans and other organisms on the Earth’s atmosphere. Studying Biology helps us to understand the changes happening in our society and developments in medical science such as cloning, genetics, the Human Genome Project, biotechnology, ethics, ecology and human physiology and disease. Study Biology if you want to develop your interest in the scientific world.

Biology is a subject where you will constantly learn interesting things about the workings of the human body and about the wider world around you. As well as being a fascinating subject, Biology is brilliant if you want to develop your skills and make yourself an attractive candidate for universities and employers. Studying Biology will develop  your mathematical, problem-solving and literacy skills, with a significant element  of laboratory and practical work throughout the two-year course.

Details

Biological molecules 
Cells 
Organisms exchange substances with their environment
Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms 
Energy transfers in and between organisms (A-level only) 
Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments (A-level only) 
Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems (A-level only) The control of gene expression (A-level only)

How will it be delivered?


You will be assessed through examinations at the end of the two year course. This will take the form of 3, 2 hour exams that will have covered the content of the course.

Entry requirements

Students who have curious minds, a genuine interest in studying living things and who want to get a hands-on experience of Science. Students need to have achieved a grade 5 or higher in English and Maths. They also will need to have achieved a grade 6 or higher in Science.

Your next steps...

A level Biology students are in a position to progress to science-related degrees, including competitive fields such as Medicine, Biomedical Science or Dentistry. The analytical skills that are required for Biology (and any science A level) are highly valued by most employers and universities, and can lead to a wide range of study and career options.

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