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A2 Level: Biology at King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville

Course description

 

¨ Module 4 - Human biology, respiration, photosynthesis

¨ Module 5 - Biotechnology, ecosystems, animal and plant responses

¨ Module 6 - Practical skills in biology

 

Entry requirements

Five GCSE grades A*-C including Grade C in Additional Science or GCSE Biology at higher tier entry.

(Grade C Foundation tier science students will be considered on exam performance)

 

Assessment

 

You will sit 2 external exams in Year 12, one in January and another in June.  If you go on to study A2, then you will take a further 2 external exams, again in January and June.  There is also a coursework element for both AS and A2.  You will complete coursework which tests your analytical, qualitative and evaluative skills.  At AS, 30% of the marks come from the first exam, 50% from the second exam and 20% from the coursework.

 

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses, which overlap with Biology such as Chemistry, Applied Science, Physics, Geography, Geology or more general subjects that may not relate to the sciences, to prepare for higher education. With further training, you could go into a job related to Biology or one of the other sciences such as a Doctor, Nurse, Scientist or Marine Biologist. Degrees in medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, nursing, midwifery, Physiotherapy, sports science, forensic science, beauty therapy, ecology. The course will also help you to develop the basic skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

Degrees in medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, nursing, midwifery, Physiotherapy, sports science, forensic science, beauty therapy, ecology.

 

 

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VII Science and Sport College, Coalville directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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