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Biology (OCR A) at Stanford & Corringham Sixth Form Centre

Course description

This is an exciting A level course that can lead to a wide range of careers. Biology is the study of life itself, from its early conception and evolution billions of years ago to the complex interactions that take place between all living things today.

Biology can be studied from the molecular level up to population dynamics and incorporates everything in between. Biology is constantly growing as a topic and can be considered as the science that will have most impact in the future with emerging technologies such as genetic engineering and stem cell research leading the way.

PLEASE NOTE: This course could run over the 3 schools. Details of where this course will run in September will be available at a later date.

Course content

The course uses a practical, applied approach to look at the following areas of study.

The course follows a linear format with examinations at the end of A2.

Please see our Prospectus for further information on the format of the course.

Entry requirements

Core and Additional Science GCSE grade B, or grade B in Biology GCSE and grade C in GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

Financial information

£30.00 deposit to cover all text books to be paid on enrolment day. This will be refunded at the end of your course once your books have been returned to the subject teacher.

£5.00 non-refundable payment for an Access Key Fob to access Gable Hall School, Sixth Form and St Clere's School.

Future opportunities

With an A' Level in Biology and possibly a degree you could find yourself working in many diverse fields including:

• Medicine

• Dentistry

• Pharmacy

• Animal Sciences

• Microbiology

• Environmental Science

• Forensic Science

• Horticulture

• Biochemistry

• Teaching

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 21 July 2015
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Ceri Evans - Assistant Director at Gable Hall School
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01375 400800
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