A level Biology at Christ's School and Sixth Form
‘The advances of biology during the past 20 years have been breath-taking, particularly in cracking the mystery of heredity. Nevertheless, the greatest and most difficult problems still lie ahead.’ H. Bentley Glass
Biology is a challenging and fascinating subject that is relevant in our daily lives.
During the course you will study cellular processes and structures, important molecules in living cells, enzyme function, transport systems in plants and animals, gaseous exchange, lifestyle and disease, classification and diversity of organism.
These units are further developed in the second year to include many physiological processes including respiration, photosynthesis, homeostasis and responses in plants, and the structure and function of the nervous system. Additionally, work is done on protein synthesis, biotechnology, genetic engineering, ecosystems and animal behaviour.
At least a Grade B in Biology
AS: two written examinations plus ISA type practical assessments
A2: two written examinations plus practical skills assessments
The possibilities range from medicine to agriculture, forensics to zoology. Almost any degree will accept A level Biology.
Both courses have practical components that are assessed in years 12 and 13. This includes field work and the study of organisms in their natural environment.
How to apply
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