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Biology AS/A2 at Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6)

Course description

This qualification will offer you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of the different areas of biology and how they relate to each other, especially human biology. You will be able to appreciate how society makes decisions about biology-related issues and how biology contributes to the success and the economy of society.

Entry requirements

6 GCSEs at Grade C or above. The course involves writing essays and carrying out statistical tests. Therefore these GCSEs must include:
* Grade B in English
* Grade B in Mathematics
* BB in double award GCSE science or BBB triple award GCSE science.

Assessment

80% examination, 20% practical examination.

Future opportunities

Biology will provide you with the basis for a wide range of scientific and technical careers. Biology A2 is essential for entry to university courses for dentistry, physiotherapy or biotechnology. If you are an aspiring geographer or psychologist you should also consider studying Biology - you will acquire investigative and practical skills that are directly applicable to these subjects.

Further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Islington Consortium Office
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 020 7017 3040
    • Email address:
    • administration@ic6.co.uk

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