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Biology A Level at Christ the King Sixth Form College - St Mary's

Course description

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

Entry requirements

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.

Last updated date: 18 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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