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A-Level Intensive Biology (AQA) at Westminster Kingsway College

Course description

What will I study?
• Cells, exchange and transport: cell structure, cell membranes, cell diversity and cellular organisation, exchange surfaces and breathing, transport in animals and plants
• Molecules, biodiversity, food and health: biological molecules, nucleic acids and enzymes, diet and food production, health & disease, biodiversity, classification, evolution and maintaining biodiversity
• Practical tasks and experiments
• Communication and homeostasis: communication, nerves and hormones
• Excretion
• Photosynthesis
• Respiration
• Cellular control and variation: cellular control, meiosis and variation
• Biotechnology and gene technologies: cloning in plants and animals, biotechnology, genomes and gene technologies
• Ecosystems and sustainability: ecosystems, populations and sustainability
• Responding to the environment: plant responses, animal responses and animal behaviour

Entry requirements

You must have GCSE Maths at grade B or above or an equivalent qualification and a B in a GCSE Science qualification and a good reference. All applicants must take an entry test and have an interview to confirm that an intensive programme is appropriate. For applicants aged under 19 a two year A-Level programme will normally be recommended. However, applicants aged 18 will be considered for the intensive course if they already have a proven record of achievement at advanced level.

Future opportunities

You could progress to higher education or employment.

Further information

'To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Westminster Kingsway College directly.

Last updated date: 06 March 2017
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