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Biology A level Edexcel at Wimbledon College

Course description

Biology is a fascinating science - a dynamic and living subject. Arguably one of the fastest growing areas of science - new discoveries in Biology are pushing the boundaries of what we previously thought possible. Biology is not without its controversies - students of Biology need to ask important questions about when life begins and how we use the power of science.

Course content

The course aims to introduce students to the fundamental principles of Biology - including life processes (respiration and photosynthesis), cell biology, genetics and ecology. The course covers three A level modules: Biochemistry, Microbiology and Genetics, Physiology, Evolution and Ecology, Practical Principles in Biology.

Entry requirements

For Level 3 courses - five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, with at least 3 B grades entry requirement for each course – this is usually a grade B or better in each subject to be taken at Advanced Level (or BTEC3) or relevant cognate subjects as set out in the published entry requirements (see page 12) for Level 2 courses - five or more GCSEs at A*-D


The A level is taught over two years, with 3 examined modules and a coursework element. Students may have the option to take AS exams at the end of year 12, but these will only count towards a stand- alone AS qualification.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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