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Biology at High Storrs

Course description

AQA A Level Biology

 

Course content

During this two year course students will develop and demonstrate a variety of experimental techniques including: serial dilutions, the use of a colorimeter, microscope work, microbiological aseptic techniques and ecological investigations.

Throughout the course, students will study the following topics:

  • 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, population, evolution and ecosystems
  • The control of gene expression

 

Entry requirements

A minimum of five Grade 9 - 4 / A*-C at GCSE. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 / Grade C in English Language

Plus

Grade 5 in Maths, Grade 6 / B in Biology (if studied) or Grade 6 / B in Combined Science, Additional Science or Further Additional Science

 

 

Assessment

This course will be assessed at the end of the second year:

Paper 1 – 35%

  • Biological molecules
  • Cells
  • How organisms exchange substances with their environment
  • Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

Paper 2 – 35%

  • Energy transfers in and between organisms
  • How organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
  • Genetics, population, evolution and ecosystems
  • The control of gene expression

Paper 3 – 30%

  • Content from the whole course

Practical skills are assessed in the written papers

 

Future opportunities

Students that study Biology will develop research, problem solving and analytical skills. Students will also be getting practical skills from experiments throughout the course.

The Biology A Level can lead to a university degree in any of the Biological Sciences, from Aquaculture to Zoology, and is often a requirement of health related degrees including Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Sciences.

 

Further information

Click on this link for more information about entry to High Storrs and Biology

http://highstorrs.co.uk/sixth-form/sixth-form

 

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 November 2017
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