A Level Biology at Seaford Head School and 6th form centre
If you have enjoyed Biology at GCSE it should continue to develop your interest in and enthusiasm for Biology and will be excellent preparation for either further study and/or careers associated with the subject.
The course is divided into six modules:
Module 1: Development of practical skills in Biology via 12 key practical activities
Module 2: Foundations in Biology – cells, biological molecules, DNA, enzymes
Module 3: Exchange and Transport
Module 4: Biodiversity, evolution and disease
Module 5: Communication, homeostasis and energy
Module 6: Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
You will be provided with a course textbook, but there are also some other fantastic textbooks which would support your studies.
If you see any one of these going cheap they are worth getting:
Advanced Biology : Michael Kent – Oxford University Press
Advanced Biology: M Jones and G Jones – Cambridge University Press.
Introduction to advanced biology: C J Clegg – John Murray
Exam Board: OCR
Grades 66 in Combined Science or grades 666 in seperate Sciences and grade 5 in GCSE Maths.
The course is assessed via three exam papers and a practical endorsement
Biological processes – 2 hour 15 minutes exam testing units 1, 2, 3 and 5 (37%)
Biological diversity - 2 hour 15 minutes exam testing units 1, 2, 4 and 6 (37%)
Unified biology – 1 hour 30 minutes exam testing understanding of all 6 units (26%)
Practical endorsement in biology – reported separately
No enrolment fee.
Resource fees may apply.
A level Biology is essential for a range of careers and great academic preparation for a number of others. Careers associated with Biology include, medicine, nursing, midwifery, heath care, physiotherapy, sport science, veterinary sciences, dentistry, equine studies, oceanography, biotechnology, applied genetics, pharmacy, conservation, ecological work and of course Biology teaching.
Jack Goodale—S6H Student
“I really enjoyed taking AS Biology this year. The course has covered many aspects of Biology including biochemistry, ecology and taxonomy. I feel that the course has allowed me to gain a more in-depth knowledge and interest in Biology as a whole”.
Lucy Rabuszko—S6H Student
“I love Biology. It is easily the most interesting A Level I have taken because of it’s ability to apply itself to my life and my surrounds. For students with an interest and curiosity about the living world, Biology is an ideal choice”.
Robert Hargreaves—S6H Student
“Biology at A Level has been incredibly interesting. It has taught me about the molecules that make up life and how they interact, which personally has helped me decide on my future ambitions”.
How to apply
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