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Biology A Level at Lydiard Park Academy

Course description

Biology is a fundamental science that allows students to understand the interaction between living organisms and their environment. Not a day goes by where Biology is not needed to understand current affairs or environmental issues.

Course content

The new A level biology course is now one qualification with a separate AS GCE Biology. The 6 modules are studied over two years and are examined as combined modules and a synoptic paper. The AS paper can be sat separately and will include Modules 1,2,3 and 4 only.

Module 1: Skills of planning, implementing, evaluation and analysis.

Module 2: Cell structure, biological molecules, cell division and cellular organisation.

Module 3: Exchange surfaces, transport in animals and plants.

Module 4: Microbes and diseases, biodiversity and classification and evolution.

Module 5: Communication and homeostasis, excretion, respiration and photosynthesis.

Module 6: Cellular control, inheritance, genetics, exosystems and populations.

Entry requirements

The successful student will have: ● Grade C in Core or Additional Science. Grade C or above in any two triple science subjects. ● Good analytical skills and written communication skills. ● Good mathematical skills and ability to use ICT effectively to analyse data. ● Good work ethic and the ability to absorb information and understand key concepts quickly . ● Resilience to adverse weather conditions, being outside in the rain recording results is part of the “fun” of fieldwork. ● Wide biological knowledge gained from a keen interests in wildlife, nature programmes and willing to take part.

Assessment

See contents above.

Future opportunities

Biologists often seek careers in a wide range of areas from journalism (writing for Nature magazine), to biochemists (working on drugs and medicines), to geneticists (working on cures to diseases and health related problems) and to environmentalists (who work and study the effects of man on our living world.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lydiard Park Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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