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Biology AS & A Level at Hampstead School

Course description

Year 12
The course consists of 4 modules:

  1. Biological molecules
  2. Cells
  3. Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  4. Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms.

A Level Year 13
The course consists of 8 modules assessed in three synoptic exams at the end of the year:

  1. Biological molecules
  2. Cells
  3. Organisms exchange substances with their environment
  4. Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
  5. Energy transfers in and between organisms (A2)
  6. Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments (A2)
  7. Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems (A2)
  8. The control of gene expression (A2)

Entry requirements

Grade B in Science GCSE and grade B in Additional Science GCSE or B in Biology GCSE

You need to have a keen interest in the subject and a thorough understanding of the ideas relating to chemistry that have been covered at GCSE level. The course also requires you to demonstrate the ability to study independently

Future opportunities

Biology is highly desirable if you intend to study within the fields of Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry or Pharmacy at university. It will also allow you to progress onto a wide range of science courses at undergraduate level, including those that are based around engineering. It is also a preferred subject for a large number of finance based university courses.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 January 2017
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