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Biology AS/A2 Level at Cardinal Pole Catholic School

Course description

Cardinal Pole Sixth Form is rapidly acquiring a reputation of excellence for delivering a high quality education to our students.Based at our new building on Morning Lane, our Sixth Form which provides specialised classrooms containing state of the art IT facilities, a dedicated resources and study area and a Sixth Form ‘Team Room’ where seminars are held and one to one tuition takes place.A large common room is also available to our students throughout the day.At Cardinal Pole, students receive the high quality education they deserve. We expect all of our students to proceed onto prestigious University degree courses or into further vocational training of the highest order.

Entry requirements

Minimum GCSE grades are A in chosen science and a B in mathematics.
There are 3 main pathways:
Academic 1: Students wishing to study 3 AS levels must achieve a minimum of 6A*-Cs at GCSE including 2B’s. . Students must also have English Language and Maths at a minimum grade C, with an overall average GCSE score of at least 5 to 5.4. In addition students must meet an ALPs prediction of at least a D in their chosen subjects.
Academic 2: Students wishing to study 4 AS levels must achieve a minimum of 6A*-Cs at GCSE including 2B’s. Students must also have English Language and Maths at a minimum grade C, with an overall average GCSE score of at least 5.5. In addition students must meet an ALPs prediction of at least a D in their chosen subjects.
Vocational: Students wishing to study a BTEC in Business or Health and Social care must achieve a minimum of 5A*-Cs at GCSE with English and Maths grades both at least a D.
All those seeking admission to the sixth form must achieve the necessary grades for access onto the courses they have chosen. Students will also be expected to display evidence of motivation and commitment to post-16 study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Pole Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 17 July 2015
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Key information

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

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