Biology A Level at Sacred Heart Catholic College
Biology at Sacred Heart is a popular choice. The department has very
good facilities and links well with the local universities. The A Level
Biology course is designed to encourage candidates to develop
essential knowledge and understanding of concepts of biology and to
understand scientific methods and awareness of advances in
technology through a variety of theoretical and practical models.
The AS and A2 courses are modular, each comprising of three units;
two theoretical and one unit of practical and investigative skills. hat
Will I Learn?
AS Modules (Year 12): Biology & disease, the variety of living
organisms, practical and Investigative skills in AS Biology
AS Modules (Year 13): Populations and environment, control in cells
and in organisms, practical and investigative skills in A2 Biology
AQA (the examining body) assumes that candidates have achieved
grade C or better in GCSE Biology or grade CC or better in GCSE
Science/Additional Science. However, the department policy is to
require students to obtain grade B or better in GCSE Biology or grade
BB or better in GCSE Science/Additional Science. It is essential to
have a good working knowledge of Chemistry and Physics to
understand aspects of the course and a degree of Mathematical
knowledge is required.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sacred Heart Catholic College directly.