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Human Biology AS level at Parkside School

Course description

The aims of this course is to encourage candidates to:

develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for, human biology, including developing an interest in further study and careers in human biology;

appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society;

develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of How Science Works;

develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of human biology and how they relate to each other.

 

Course content

Exam Board OCR                                 QAN  500/2472/3

AS Units Unit F221: Molecules, Blood and Gas Exchange

Module 1: Molecules and Blood

The Blood

Molecules

Preventing Blood Loss

Blood for Medical Use

Module 2: Circulatory and Gas Exchange Systems

The Heart and Monitoring Heart Function

The Circulatory System

The Lungs and Investigating Lung Function

 

Entry requirements

 The AS specification has been written to provide progression from GCSE Science or from GCSE Human Biology; achievement at a minimum of grade C in these qualifications should be seen as the normal requisite for entry to AS Human Biology. However, students who have successfully taken other Level 2 qualifications in Science or Applied Science with appropriate human biology content may also have acquired sufficient knowledge and understanding to begin the AS Human Biology course.

 

Assessment

Unit F222: Growth, Development and Disease

Module 1: The Developing Cell

Mitosis as Part of the Cell Cycle

Detecting and Treating Cancer

Module 2: The Developing Individual

The Biological Basis of Individuality and the Monitoring of Fetal Development

The Developing Infant

Module 3: Infectious Disease

Controlling the Spread of Infectious Disease

Acquiring Immunity

The Future of Infectious Disease Control

Module 4: Non-Infectious Disease

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

Lung Disease

Diabetes

 

Unit F223: Practical Skills in Human Biology

Qualitative task

Quantitative task

Evaluative task

 

 

Exam Board OCR                                 QAN  500/2472/3

AS Units Unit F221: Molecules, Blood and Gas Exchange

Module 1: Molecules and Blood

The Blood

Molecules

Preventing Blood Loss

Blood for Medical Use

Module 2: Circulatory and Gas Exchange Systems

The Heart and Monitoring Heart Function

The Circulatory System

The Lungs and Investigating Lung Function

 

 

Future opportunities

 Progression to A2 level.

Throughout the course, candidates are introduced to the ideas underpinning the study of human biology and their application to a variety of contexts, both everyday and more specialised. Their understanding of How Science Works in human biology is deepened.

The specification thus provides a valuable education for candidates who take their study of human biology no further. It is also an excellent foundation for further study of human biology, biomedical science or other biological sciences.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Parkside School directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014

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