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Biology AS Level at Feversham College

Course description

By studying biology at A-level you will learn to understand the living world, to think independently, to appreciate the delicate ecological balance that sustains life on Earth, and to answer fundamental questions like "what is life?" If you enjoyed biology at GCSE, and would like to delve into it in more depth, then A-level biology is the course for you.

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.

Course content

At AS 4 main areas will be studied

  • Biological Molecules
  • Cells
  • Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic Information, variation and relationships between organisms

Entry requirements

A*-B in GCSE Maths, PLUS A*-B in GCSE Core and Additional Science, OR A*-B in GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students will also need to pass an initial assessment.

The GCSE profile of students following the academic pathway is 5 A*-B (including English Language) and A*-C in Maths.

Assessment

Paper 1

  • Content from any topic at AS including relevant practical skills (50% AS Level)
  • Contains 75 marks and is 1hour 30 minutes long
  • 65 marks: short answer questions
  • 10 marks: comprehension question

Paper 2

  • Content from any topic at AS including relevant practical skills (50% AS Level)
  • Contains 75 marks and is 1hour 30 minutes long
  • 65 marks: short answer questions
  • 10 marks: extended response questions

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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