Biology A Level at Christ the King Sixth Form College - St Mary's
The study of Biology at A Level builds on the knowledge gained at GCSE and starts to look at the subject at a molecular and cellular level. In this course you will be inspired to have a deeper understanding of how the structure of biological molecules enables the formation of living organisms such as humans, animals, plants and micro-organisms. You will study:
- How the structures of important biological molecules relate to their functions
- The structure of the human heart, risk of developing cardiovascular diseases in relation to lifestyle and diet and the benefits and risks of modern treatments
- Genetic diseases and the use of gene therapy as a potential cure
- Sexual reproduction in plants and animals
- Species and evolution
- The natural environment and species survival
- Forensic investigations and analysis of DNA
- The structure of micro-organisms; diseases they cause and the process of cell recognition to trigger response by the immune system
- Functions of muscles, supply of energy, exercise and coordination
- Theories and appropriate methodologies to carry out a scientific investigation
GCSE Biology (A*–B) or GCSE Double Science (A*–B). In addition, GCSE Mathematics (A*–C) is required.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ the King Sixth Form College - St Mary's directly.