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Biology A Level at Holy Family Catholic High School

Course description

Biology is a diverse subject, which is interesting, stimulating and fun. It will give you the expertise and knowledge to understand today’s world. If you have an interest in science and plan to further this interest at university Biology can provide a route to this. It will provide you with the opportunity to carry out practical work, investigations and group work. Biology is especially important if you have an interest in pursuing a medically related career such as being a doctor, physiotherapist, radiographer, pharmacist, nursing or dentistry.

Course content

The course followed is the AQA syllabus and a variety of topics will be studied such as Pathogens and life styles
The heart and heart disease
Lungs and lung disease
Digestion and enzymes
Lifestyle related to health
Immunity
This will build on the topics you have studied at GCSE.

Entry requirements

At GCSE you should achieve a minimum of Grade B in the Single Science qualification or a grade A in the Biology component of Additional Science.

Future opportunities

Biology is a subject that can be studied in its own right at university. However, any medical related courses will almost always require A level Biology. Biology is a rapidly growing and exciting science. With the discovery of new and improved biochemical techniques such as electron microscopy, Biotechnology, DNA sequencing and genetic engineering, new opportunities are opening all the time. Biology qualifications can lead on to a huge variety of different careers from Neuroscience, Dentistry, Veterinary Science and Medicine to Forestry, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Sport Science, Horticulture and Laboratory work (including Forensics).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holy Family Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 07 February 2017
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