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Biology A Level at Oldbury Wells School

Course description

The aims of the course are to encourage you to:

• Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of Biology and how they relate to each other.

• Develop your interest in and enthusiasm for Biology, so as to prepare you for further study and careers in Biology.

• Appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society.

• Develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works

Course content

AS and A Level

Module 1: Development of Practical Skills (examined within papers 1, 2 and 3).

Module 2: Foundation in Biology.

Module 3: Exchange and Transport.

Module 4: Biodiversity. Evolution and Disease.

Module 5: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy.

Module 6: Genetics, Evolution and Ecosystems.

Entry requirements

Biology requires a wide range of skills which you develop over the course. This includes the ability to plan practical work, carry out practical tasks according to precise instructions and evaluate secondary sources of data. However in order to do well you must already have a good background in all GCSE sciences, especially Biology and Chemistry. You also need a sound level of numeracy and ability to manipulate and evaluate data. You must be able to work independently and be self- motivated.

Future opportunities

Biology is a facilitating A Level. Students who have taken OCR A Level Biology have gone on to study for degrees and careers in: Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic science, Journalism, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Paramedic Science, Sports Science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oldbury Wells School directly.

Last updated date: 16 January 2017

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