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Biology at Prospect School

Course description

Biology is a science which is very important to our future lives. It is at the forefront of scientific research and will have a major impact on health and medicine.

Course content

  • Biological molecules
  • Cells
  • Exchange of substances with the environment
  • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisims
  • Energy transfers in and between organisms
  • Responses to change in internal and external environments
  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
  • the control of gene expression

Entry requirements

  • GCSE Science at grade BB or above
  • GCSE Maths at grade 6 or above
  • B grade or higher in modules B1 and B2


100% Written Examination

Future opportunities

Biology is the science of life. Studying this fascinating subject will give students a unique insight into the world around them and will provide a passport to a range of careers and opportunities for further study at University or College.
The study of any science at A-Level will provide grounding in Scientific method, logical thinking and problem solving – essential tools in the workplace. A-Level Biology is important for a whole range of careers in medicine, food service, biotechnology and health.

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: 07 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years


  • More information
    • At Prospect we are committed to continuous improvement and the raising of educational standards. As a Specialist College in Sports and ICT we aim to build on our current successful practice of developing young people who are physically, emotionally and educationally healthy. The concept of ‘personal best’ is used to develop students who are determined to succeed with whatever academic, sporting or personal goal they set. We are very proud to be able to offer the widest range of learning options of any school in Reading, backed up by an excellent welfare structure. We encourage and project an ethos of mutual respect and support where the diversity of people’s backgrounds is used to enrich our community and everyone is treated with equal value and care. Staff are committed to working in partnership with students and parents to widen perspectives, raise expectations, give encouragement, offer guidance and help every child achieve their personal best. We celebrate and recognise all types of achievement to build self-belief and self-esteem and to create an enjoyable and rewarding learning atmosphere. We are rightly proud of our school and students and aim to give you a flavour of what we have to offer, but in order to fully appreciate for yourself the fantastic facilities and opportunities, I would encourage you to visit us to see the school in action for yourself.