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Biology - A Level (AQA) at HARTPURY COLLEGE

Course description

If you have a genuine interest in the way living organisms work and how they interact with their environment. The course develops essential biological knowledge and understanding of key biological concepts.

You will learn how to analyse and evaluate scientific concepts from the destruction of tropical rainforests to gene cloning. You will also learn to appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how biology contributes to the success of the economy and society. A level Biology is valued by universities and employers alike, and opens many doors to wide and varied career choices including veterinary medicine, dentistry and physiotherapy.

Biology can be combined with a wide range of other A-level subjects. The combination will depend upon future career plans. Students wishing to enter the area of Medicine, Veterinary or Equine Science commonly combine Biology with Mathematics and Chemistry. For a career in the Sporting arena Biology combines well with PE. Studying Biology alongside Psychology or Geography gives a variety of possible career paths and the subjects work well together. Ultimately, Biology can be combined with virtually any other subject.

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Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade A*-C. A minimum of GCSE grade B in Biology Separate Science or grade AB in Core and Additional Science and a grade B in GCSE Mathematics

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Tuition fees

Students under 19 years of age on 31 August 2015: Tuition is free for the duration of your course (full-time courses only).
Educational visits charge: An annual £65 fee is payable for all Further Education students and covers the cost of outside visits, the engagement of special speakers and a contribution to the cost of administration


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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact HARTPURY COLLEGE directly.

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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