Biology at Harris Westminster Sixth Form
Year 12 ContentThis is a one-year course. It comprises three units and may be awarded as a discrete qualification or counts for 50% of the full A Level.Unit 1: Cells, Exchange and TransportThe first unit, Cells, Exchange and Transport, makes up 30% at AS and 15% at A2.Unit 2: Molecules, Biodiversity and Human InteractionsThe second unit is Molecules, Biodiversity and Human Interactions which makes up 50% at AS and 25% at A2.Unit 3: Practical Skills in Biology 1The final unit is entitled Practical Skills in Biology 1, this is where students undertake a practical piece of coursework.These modules develop an understanding of topics as diverse as Biological Molecules through to Variation, Adaptation and Evolution.Year 13 ContentThe full A Level comprises all of the AS plus units 4, 5 and 6.Unit 4: Communications, Homeostasis and EnergyThe fourth unit, Communications, Homeostasis and Energy, develops an understanding of photosynthesis, respiration, excretion and homeostasis.Unit 5: Explores Control, Genomes and EnvironmentThe next unit is Explores Control, Genomes and Environment, which includes topics such as Biotechnology and Ecosystems and Sustainability.Unit 6: Practical Skills in Biology 2The final unit of study is Practical Skills in Biology 2, which involves various practically assessed tasks.
Subject specific entry requirements may apply but as a minimum you should provide 7 GCSEs grades A* - C. Please see our website for full admissions criteria. Students require a grade B or above in Biology GCSE or, if taking Double Science GCSE, then a BB is required with a minimum of a grade B in the Biology modules. Additionally, a grade B in English Language and Maths GCSE is required.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Westminster Sixth Form directly.