Biology A2 at Swinton Academy
The aim of this course is to develop essential knowledge and understanding of Biological concepts, Scientific methods used in this area of science and an awareness of recent advances in technology. This will be in the context of studying many organisms, their components, maintenance and interactions with each other and their environment.
Students will take part in a residential visit to Scarborough in AS which will give them the opportunity to develop a wide range of field skills, subject knowledge and investigative techniques used for the internal assessment element.
In A2 students will take part in a study of animal behaviour at Chester Zoo.
· Communication, homeostasis and energy
· Control, genomes and the environment
· Practical skills in Biology
The course is divided into two years (AS and A2), and completion of both leads to an ‘A’ level qualification. The AS course consists of two modules, which are assessed by written exams on in January and one in June. Plus a practical module which is internally assessed and accounts for 20% of the AS.
The A2 Course also consists of 2 modules which are to be assessed by written exams plus a practical module which is internally assessed and accounts for 10% of the total A-level.
The AS and A2 each contribute 50% of the total A-level.
There may be some costs due to field trips, this may be refunded is students meet the bursary criteria
Many of our students go on to study biology related courses at degree level and beyond at university. The following courses are typical of the variety of biology-related courses available for study by Biology students:
Other students use Biology as a valuable and interesting subject to take them on to a variety of courses including:
The skills developed during the Biology course are transferable and are highly valued by employers. This will enable students to successfully enter a wide variety of careers.
To find out more about this qualification go to http://www.swintonacademy.org/
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.