Biology at Rivington and Blackrod High School and Sixth Form
The OCR Advanced Level Biology course is a challenging and rewarding course which incorporates and builds on previous biological knowledge.
Topics covered include: The structure and function of biomolecules; structure and role of DNA and RNA, genetic diseases and gene therapy, cell structure, stem cells, classification and biodiversity; forensic analysis of crime scenes, infectious diseases, DNA profiling, photosynthesis, global warming and brain structure.
5 GCSE's Grade 4 or above. In addition, Grade 6 in Triple Science Biology or 6 in Additional Science if studied. Students must achieve Grade 6 in the Biology units if they took Additional Science, plus Grade 5 Maths and 5 English.
Students will sit three examinations at the end of Year 13 to achieve the A-Level qualification.
Advanced Level Biology is a widely accepted course and is suitable as an introduction to higher level courses. Biology may be used to gain entry to a wide variety of careers both biological (such as medicine/nursing, biochemistry, pathology, laboratory work and genetics) and non-biological (including financial and commercial).
How to apply
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