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Biology A Level at Weymouth College

Course description

By choosing A Levels at Weymouth College, you will be opting to study in a Sixth Form that has a proven record of success. Our Sixth Form is rated amongst the best in the country for value-added scores. This means that our students consistently exceed the A Level grades that their GCSE results would predict. A high proportion of our students also progress to the university of their choice. We have an extensive programme of subjects available, some of which are uniquely available at Weymouth College:
- Environmental studies
- Creative writing
- World development
- Film studies
- The broadest range of maths options.
This means that you can select the A Levels that meet your individual interests and aspirations, and that will give you the best opportunity to progress to your desired university course or prepare you for employment.

Course content

This course helps you to realise how an understanding of today’s issues requires knowledge of underpinning biological principles. By placing things in context, you will learn the facts at the same time as appreciating their real importance. You will develop practical skills of observation, formulation of hypotheses, design of experiments, and collection and analysis of data. There is an element of fieldwork, enabling you to identify relevant topics, plan and carry out research, and analyse findings.
AS units
- Lifestyle
- Transport
- Genes and health
- Development
- Plants and the environment
A2 units
- Environment and survival
- Energy
- Exercise and coordination

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs at minimum grade C including English and grade B in maths, as well as either grade BB in Double Award Science or B in biology.

Future opportunities

A Levels are suitable entry to university as well as a great way of demonstrating your capabilities to potential employers. A Levels open up a wide choice of career opportunities, many of which would require you to study at higher education level and will require the correct mix of A Level qualifications. Contact our careers advice and guidance department for further assistance. The following table gives an example of the possible career routes for each subject.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 June 2016
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