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Biology AS at Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College

Course description

This course will be suitable for you if you: - have an interest in and enjoy biology, and want to find out how thing work in the biological world by the application of imaginative, logical thinking. - want to use biology to progress onto further studies in Higher Education or support other qualifications or enter biology-based employment - are taking A levels in the other sciences and/or mathematics or other relevant courses such as Physical Education, and want to take another course that will support these studies

Entry requirements

5 C grades at GCSE, including English and Maths. B Grade in Additional Science (new GCSEs from September 2006), BB (Double Science in GCSEs before September 2006) or BBB (Triple Science in GCSEs before September 2006).

Future opportunities

With further training, you could go into a job related to Biology or Human Biology, such as Doctor, Physiotherapist, Science Technician or Marine Biologist. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised level 3 qualification that will help you develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge for which many employers across lots of industries are looking. Careers that require Biology are biological testing, biotechnology, independent research and the food industryYou could take this course to complement other advanced level courses that may overlap with Biology or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Biology, which could lead onto higher education in science related subjects or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Biology such as a Doctor, Nurse, Science Technician or Marine Biologist. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. Biology goes well with a range of complementary Advanced courses, and you can go on to study Biology at A2. this furthr study will allow you to progress to courses in higher education in science-related subjecs or other subjects. Biologists learn a wide range of key skills, including numeracy, literacy, and ICT, in the course of their studies. These transferable skills will benefit you in your future learning pathway.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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