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Biology AS & A Level at Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Biology involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics, ranging from molecular biology to the study of ecosystems and from microorganisms to mammoths. In the first year you’ll study three main topics: ‘Biology and disease’, ‘The variety of living organisms’, and a series of assessed practical activities.

Year two helps you build on that firm foundation and, like year one, has two academic topics plus a practical assignment. The academic topics are ‘Populations and environment’, and ‘Control in cells and organisms’.

Entry requirements

Biology is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in health and clinical professions, such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, physiotherapy, pharmacy, optometry, nursing, zoology, marine biology or forensic science.

Assessment

There are three written papers all are sat at the end of the two year course. Each paper is two hours long and includes a mixture of short answer, long answer questions and essay questions. Practical skills that have been taught throughout the course are assessed within the three papers .

Future opportunities

Biology is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in health and clinical professions, such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, physiotherapy, pharmacy, optometry, nursing, zoology, marine biology or forensic science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2016

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