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Biology AS level at Edmonton County School

Course description

The course will give you the skills to make connections and associations with all living things around you. Biology literally means the study of life and if that’s not important, what is? Being such a broad topic, you’re bound to find a specific area of interest, plus it opens the door to a fantastic range of interesting careers.

Course content

1. Biological molecules

2. Cells

3. Organisms exchange substances with their environment

4. Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms.

Entry requirements

Triple Science A*-B, and a B in unit 3 or Double Science A*-A grades  ideally required


There is no coursework on this course. However, your performance during practicals will be assessed. 

The AS has two exams at the end of the year. Both are 1 hour 30 minutes long.

Future opportunities

Possible degree options

Biology, Psychology, Sport and exercise science, medicine, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology Pharmacology, toxicology and pharmacy chemistry

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Edmonton County School directly.

Last updated date: 16 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September