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A-Level Biology at Leeds West Academy

Course description

This course provides an insight into the contemporary world of biology. Students will learn about a wide range of biological concepts and ideas, including cell biology, biochemistry, lifestyle related diseases, genetics and infectious diseases. The topics are wide-ranging, providing an excellent insight into how the human body works and how we can relate to the environment around us. Practical skills are integrated throughout the course. Assessment is through three examined units and a non-examined practical endorsement. A-Level Biology provides an excellent base for a degree in all aspects of healthcare as well as the biological sciences, such as biochemistry, molecular biology or forensic science. Biology also complements sports Science, psychology and sociology.

Entry requirements

Biology or Science at GCSE grade 5 or above.

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.

Last updated date: 17 November 2017
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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      Ofsted judged us to be a ''good school with outstanding leadership and management''.

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