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Biology A Level at Brooke Weston Academy

Course description

The course provides an exciting, innovative approach to teaching and learning biology. It achieves this by developing ideas and concepts which are taught through contemporary topics, designed to motivate students, in the context of real life applications of biology. Examples of the use of basic biological principals are taken from the contexts of health and everyday living, technology and the environment. The course is supported by an exclusive, dedicated website, multimedia resources and course texts. Online specifically designed activities are available to support learning in each topic as well as those to develop and support maths and ICT skills. The students will have opportunities to use relevant apparatus and techniques to develop and demonstrate specific practical skills. These skills will be assessed through a minimum of 12 identified practical activities. The assessment outcomes will be reported separately on students' certificates alongside the overall grade for the qualification.

Course content

  • Topic 1: Lifestyle, Health and Risk
  • Topic 2: Genes and Health
  • Topic 3: Voice of the Genome
  • Topic 4: Biodiversity and Natural Resources
  • Topic 5: On the Wild Side
  • Topic 6: Immunity, Infection and Forensics

Entry requirements

Open to students who have gained at least an A grade on higher papers in GCSE Additional science or those that have studied Triple Science and gained at least a B grade in GCSE Biology, combined with a B grade in Chemistry. Students will also need to have achieved a B grade in English Language. It is suggested that students who study Biology at A Level combine this subject with A Level Chemistry.

Future opportunities

Biology is often an essential requirement for higher education courses in medicine, dentistry, agricultural sciences, anatomy, animal sciences, biochemistry, biological sciences, biotechnology, ecology, genetics, food science, microbiology, natural sciences, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and veterinary science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brooke Weston Academy directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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