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Biology - A Level at Bourne Academy

Course description

Studying Biology allows students to develop an interest in and enthusiasm for Biology, including developing an interest in further study and careers in Biology. It will allow students to gain an appreciation of how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society. The course will build upon concepts and skills that were developed at GCSE. They will have the opportunity to study different disciplines within Biology – cellular biology, biochemistry, ecology, genetics, evolution and classification. The students will also be able to develop their practical skills.

Course content

Once students have been successful in this qualification, the doors are opened to many career paths. If a student wishes to apply for Higher Education an A level in Biology will allow them to follow university qualifications in Physiotherapy, Nursing, Biomedical Science, Medicine, and many more.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B Additional Science and Core Science/Grade B in Biology

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bourne Academy directly.

Last updated date: 03 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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