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Biology at William De Ferrers School

Course description

Advanced level Biology is a challenging and rewarding course which incorporates and builds on previous biological knowledge. Topics covered at AS level include: structure and function biomolecules, structure and role of DNA and RNA, genetic diseases and gene therapy, cell structure, stem cells, classification and biodiversity.

Students are also required to produce a written report on a biological issue of their choice. Past topics include: Anorexia, Asthma, Atkins diet, Back pain, Bananas, Barteres syndrome, Battery hens, Beauty Therapy, Binge drinking, Chinese foot binding, Conjoined twins.

Topics covered at A2 level include: forensic analysis of crime scenes, infectious diseases, DNA profiling, photosynthesis, global warming, brain structure and development.

Students are also required to design and carry out their own experimental investigation. Past topics include the effect of fog on depth perception, habituation in snails, factors effectiong enzyme activity.

Entry requirements

Grade B in Science and B in Additional Science, also B in Further Science if studied. Students must achieve Grade A in the biology units plus Grade C Maths and B English.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact William De Ferrers School directly.

Last updated date: 22 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years