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Biology - AS/A2 Level at The Parker E-act Academy

Course description

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To apply for this course online you need to go to the Daventry Learning Partnership page.

In South East Asia, the skies are dark with smoke as the last Bornean rainforests are burned to grow palms; in Kenya 350 people die each day from Aids. Biologists are concerned with these issues. They work in the fields of cell biology, medicine, food production and ecology, and the work they do is vital to us all. Covering a wide range of subjects, from molecular biology to ecosystems, from micro-organisms to mammoths, Biology

is one of the most popular A Level subjects in the country. Many learners enjoy the subject so much they progress to a biologically related degree course, such as Veterinary Science, Medicine, Pharmacy, Environmental Science, Horticulture or Forestry, or take up careers in law, computing, accounting or teaching.

Course content

In the first year, you'll study Biology & Disease, The Variety of Living Organisms and Investigative & Practical Skills, and in the second year units include Population & The Environment, Control in Cells & in Organisms and Investigative & Practical Skills. You should be curious about how life works, have sound opinions on biological/ environmental issues.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at Grades A*- C (or equivalent) which will include either GCSE Grades BB in Science or GCSE Grade B in Biology.


Assessment each year is via external formal exam and also an internal assignment to assess your practical skills and investigative skills.

Future opportunities

Employment, Higher Education or further study for a Professional Qualification.

Further information

Course Codes

AS Level (first year) LFTALEVEL FDAS

A Level (second year only - use this code if you have already completed your AS Level and would like direct entry into the second year) LFTALEVEL FDA2

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Parker E-act Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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