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Biology - A level at City College

Course description

 

This A Level course is divided into eight topic areas:

  1. Biological molecules
  2. Cells
  3. Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  4. Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
  5. Energy transfers in and between organisms
  6. Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
  7. Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  8. The control of gene expression

 

Entry requirements

B Grade in sciences.

Assessment

Course is divided into 3 examinations to be taken at the end of the course.

Paper 1 is a written exam lasting 2 hours covering any content from topics 1–4, including relevant practical skills

Paper 2 is a written exam lasting 2 hours covering any content from topics 1–4, including relevant practical skills,

3 is a written exam lasting 2 hours covering any content from topics 1–8, including relevant practical skills,

Financial information

The course is open to anyone who is aged 16-18 on the 31st August,  in the year that the course starts

Future opportunities

Studying Biology gives you the opportunity to progress onto a biology degree at University or enter the job

market directly and train with an employer such as the NHS.  Future careers can include Forensic Scientist, Geneticist, Environmental Consultant, Pharmaceutical industry and Medical Sciences.

 

Further information

To find out more information please contact City College, on 01782 853535 or at infocitycollege@citylearningtrust.org

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College directly.

Last updated date: 02 May 2018
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