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Biology at Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School

Course description

Why study Biology?

The new Biology A level course is taught through eight contemporary topics to help motivate students. These are context orientated and link many of the concepts studied to real life examples to try and ensure a high level of interest for the students.The course also has an exclusive dedicated website that students can log into and download resources to inform their learning.

What will I learn about?
In year 12 you will study the causes of strokes and heart attacks by studying two case studies of the disease. This will then be linked to the circulatory system and how it functions. You will also learn about the disease cystic fi brosis and how a genetic mutation can cause the disease. This will then be used to show how genes are inherited.

The full list of topics is listed below.
AS Biology
Unit 1: Genes and Health
Unit 2: Development, Plants and Climate Change

A2 Biology
Unit 3: Environment and Survival
Unit 4: Energy, Exercise and co-ordination Coursework

Entry requirements

Students require two B grades in GCSE science courses to begin the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tuxford Academy Technology College and Training School directly.

Last updated date: 26 November 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years