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Biology at Hillview School for Girls

Course description

Biology is the study of living organisms and covers a wide variety of topics ranging from animals, plants, health, diseases, cells, biochemistry, genetics, ecosystems etc. In fact biological issues are never far from the headlines, be they G.M. crops, HIV, the human genome, obesity or deforestation.

Course content

Students will learn about the biology behind contemporary issues such as DNA structure, antibiotic resistance and healthy lifestyles. They will also explore cloning, cancer and how biologists are helping in the development of new techniques in the fight against disease. Students will study the following modules:

 

  • Biological molecules

  • Cells

  • How organisms exchange substances with their environment

  • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

  • Energy transfers in and between organisms

  • How organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments

  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems

  • The control of gene expression

Entry requirements

Entrance requirements are:  Grade 5 in both English and Maths must be achieved to access all available academic courses. Students will need to have achieved the subject-specific entry requirements and have an average GCSE point score of 4.25.

Subject specific entrance requirements are:

GCSE Triple Science Award: Biology Grade 6, Chemistry Grade 6, Physics Grade 5 or GCSE Double Award: Grades 6 and 5

 

Future opportunities

Where will it lead:

A qualification in Biology can lead to a variety of jobs and careers including Nursing, Medicine, Radiology, Dentistry, Research, Fieldwork, Pharmaceuticals, Pathology, Conservation and Physiotherapy, to name but a few.

Further information

Super-curricular Opportunities:

  • A trip to London for a talk on genetics.
  • A visit to biomedical lab.
  • Workshops which focus on a wide range of subject specific topics.
  • Presentations from guest speakers eg a microbiologist.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hillview School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2017
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