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A Level Biology at Ashton Sixth Form College

Course description

Biology explains how everything alive works. You will be able to identify different parts of the body and explain how they work, how diseases develop and how plants function. You will explore ecology, human health, disease and genetics and use the theory you learn to design and carry out various experiments. You will also develop analytical and problem solving skills.

Course content

Cells, Exchange and Transport

You will learn how the basic units of all living organisms specialise, divide, communicate and cooperate to allow an organism to survive. In addition, you will study specialised exchange systems and means of transporting oxygen and nutrients to cells in multicellular organisms.

Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health

This module includes the roles of key biological macromolecules in living organisms, and how organisms can be a source of food but also a cause of disease. You will also study classification and evolution, and develop an understanding of the importance of maintaining biodiversity on our planet.

Entry requirements

Minimum 5 GCSES at grade A*-C

Grade C — GCSE English Language

Grade B - GCSE Maths

Grade B - GCSE Biology OR

Grade BB - Core & Additional (Not Applied)


100% Exam

Future opportunities

Biology students progress onto a wide variety of degrees and careers. Last year 84% of students moved on to Higher Education and 5% secured a place on an Apprenticeship. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2015
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