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Biology A level at Park View Community School

Course description

Biology A level will give you the skills to make connections and associations with all living things around you. Biology literally means the study of life, and if that’s not important, what is?

Being such a broad ranging subject, you’re bound to find a specific area of interest, opening the doors to a wide range of exciting future career options.

Course content

You will learn the basics of biology in year 1:

  • biological molecules,
  • cell structure and function,
  • organism exchange
  • transport and genetics.

In year 2 you will develop your understanding and skills in the topics of

  • energy transfers,
  • response to stimuli,
  • evolution 
  • control of gene expression.

You will also complete 12 required practical activities across the 2 years, which will help to develop your skills and confidence in How science works.

Entry requirements

To study A level biology at Park View you must have achieved at least 2 Bs in GCSE science.

Understanding of basic maths skills is essential in biology, so we would also recommend a grade B in maths.

Future opportunities

Biology is a well respected A level which could lead you into a wide range of degree courses and future careers. These could include:

  • medicine,
  • nursing,
  • dentistry,
  • veterinary medicine,
  • pharmacy,
  • pharmacology and drug design,
  • physiology,
  • pathology,
  • microbiology,
  • marine biology,
  • ecology
  • genetics.

There is scope to be involved in a research career or to work within multinational industries in a variety of roles, with lots of opportunities to work abroad.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Park View Community School directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017

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